Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 13

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 returned to Talkeetna and are starting to make their departures home.  Everyone is doing well and had a great trip! 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 12

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 payed homage to Summer Solstice in true alpine style...everyone tagged the tip-top of North America. Way to go team 6!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 11

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 is at High Camp (17,300ft). They arrived late in the afternoon and a looking forward to a ramen dinner. Weather is looking good for a summit attempt either Friday or Saturday.
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 9 - 29) - Dispatch 10

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 is set to make a move up to High Camp today.  They will check in when they are settled in. 

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.