Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 9

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Andrew Zuehlke
Damian Browne
Liza Hunter-Galvan
Danzi Lu
Eric Tutterow
Joshua Schulte
Finn Ghent
Michael Perche

Team 6 has placed their cache above the Fixed Lines and are ready to move up to Camp 4/High Camp in the coming days.

For more details on the West Buttress route visit our Denali Expedition webpage and look under the "Route" description tab.


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 2 - June 22, 2019) Dispatch 14

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Jared Drapala
Katlynne Schaumberg

Climbers:

Tor Brigg-Gjesdal
Frank Wendt
Poobalan Kannan
Richard Capelouto
Jeffrey Capelouto
Corin Kwasnik
Eric Ferguson
Mimmi Snell
Brad Hartman

Team 5 is off the mountain and has returned to Talkeetna, AK. From here everyone will begin their departures home. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 2 - June 22, 2019) Dispatch 13

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Jared Drapala
Katlynne Schaumberg

Climbers:

Tor Brigg-Gjesdal
Frank Wendt
Poobalan Kannan
Richard Capelouto
Jeffrey Capelouto
Corin Kwasnik
Eric Ferguson
Mimmi Snell
Brad Hartman

Team 5 has made it back to Base Camp where they will await for their flight back to Talkeetna. Weather has been fair and everyone is continues to be in high spirits, eating well, and having a wonderful time. 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 8

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Andrew Zuehlke
Damian Browne
Liza Hunter-Galvan
Danzi Lu
Eric Tutterow
Joshua Schulte
Finn Ghent
Michael Perche

Team 6 took a rest day today at Camp 3. They did spend some time on the  fixed lines reviewing techniques to make sure everyone is comfortable before heading up with full gear loads. 
 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 7

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Andrew Zuehlke
Damian Browne
Liza Hunter-Galvan
Danzi Lu
Eric Tutterow
Joshua Schulte
Finn Ghent
Michael Perche



Team 6 sends out a "Happy Father's Day"message from Camp 3. Monday, they plan a skills day on on the Fixed Lines before moving up to the next camp in the coming days. 


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (June 2 - June 22, 2019) Dispatch 12

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Jared Drapala
Katlynne Schaumberg

Climbers:

Tor Brigg-Gjesdal
Frank Wendt
Poobalan Kannan
Richard Capelouto
Jeffrey Capelouto
Corin Kwasnik
Eric Ferguson
Mimmi Snell
Brad Hartman

Team 5 spent another rest day at Camp 3 (14,300ft). If weather holds out, they plan to move down to Base Camp and fly out on Monday. 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 6

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Andrew Zuehlke
Damian Browne
Liza Hunter-Galvan
Danzi Lu
Eric Tutterow
Joshua Schulte
Finn Ghent
Michael Perche

Team 6 has moved up to Camp 3. Mac and Cheese is on the dinner menu tonight.