Wednesday, June 12, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 4 (May 27 - June 16) Dispatch 16

Guides:


Quino Gonzalez


Ross Erickson


Emily Cavanaugh



Climbers:



Scott Halterman


Cole Allen


Jeremy Suitor


Donal O'Keeffe


Scott Kendrix


Yoji Tsuchihashi



Team 4 enjoyed another day at Camp 3 today. Guide Emily Cavanaugh was able rejoin the group and they are preparing to move to high camp.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 5 (June 3 - June 23) Dispatch 9

Guides:


George Bieker


Ian Peterson


Andrew Krause



Climbers:



Claudia Rudolph


Mitchell Chiesl


Michele Merat 


Jona Amrhein 


Oliver Chamberlain 


Albert Cho


Dirk Borgwardt 


Micah Highwalking



Team 5 woke up at Camp 3 today. They practiced some rope skills in preparation for placing a cache above the fixed line in the coming days. Listen in for a birthday shoutout!


Monday, June 10, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 5 (June 3 - June 23) Dispatch 8

Guides:


George Bieker


Ian Peterson


Andrew Krause



Climbers:



Claudia Rudolph


Mitchell Chiesl


Michele Merat 


Jona Amrhein 


Oliver Chamberlain 


Albert Cho


Dirk Borgwardt 


Micah Highwalking


Team 5 arrived at 14 Camp (14,200') today! They picked up their cache along the way and plan to take a rest day tomorrow.


2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 4 (May 27 - June 16) Dispatch 15

Guides:


Quino Gonzalez


Ross Erickson


Emily Cavanaugh



Climbers:



Scott Halterman


Cole Allen


Jeremy Suitor


Donal O'Keeffe


Scott Kendrix


Yoji Tsuchihashi


Team 4 stayed at Camp 3 today again. They are still waiting for favorable weather as they experience some wind and snow.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 4 (May 27 - June 16) Dispatch 14

Guides:


Quino Gonzalez


Ross Erickson


Emily Cavanaugh



Climbers:



Scott Halterman


Cole Allen


Jeremy Suitor


Donal O'Keeffe


Scott Kendrix


Yoji Tsuchihashi



Team 4 remained at 14 Camp today. They are hoping to move to High Camp tomorrow!


2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 5 (June 3 - June 23) Dispatch 7

Guides:


George Bieker


Ian Peterson


Andrew Krause



Climbers:



Claudia Rudolph


Mitchell Chiesl


Michele Merat 


Jona Amrhein 


Oliver Chamberlain 


Albert Cho


Dirk Borgwardt 


Micah Highwalking



Team 5 had poor service tonight but were able to send this message: 

"We cached at 13.5k. Plan is to move to 14 tomorrow if we can squeak the weather window"

Saturday, June 8, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 4 (May 27 - June 16) Dispatch 13

Guides:


Quino Gonzalez


Ross Erickson


Emily Cavanaugh



Climbers:



Scott Halterman


Cole Allen


Jeremy Suitor


Donal O'Keeffe


Scott Kendrix


Yoji Tsuchihashi



Due to some high winds, Team 4 stayed at Camp 3 today.