Friday, June 21, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 14 - July 4) Dispatch 6

 Guides:


Andy Stephen


Mike Morris



Climbers:



Michael Quinsee


Team 6 took a well deserved rest day today at 14 Camp. 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 14 - July 4) Dispatch 5

Guides:


Andy Stephen


Mike Morris



Climbers:



Michael Quinsee



After an exceptionally warm day, Team 6 has arrived at Camp 3! They are expecting some weather tomorrow but spirits are high.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 14 - July 4) Dispatch 4

 Guides:


Andy Stephen


Mike Morris



Climbers:



Michael Quinsee



Team 6 was able to enjoy a rest day today at Camp 2 (11,000') today. They hope to move to Camp 3 (14,200') tomorrow.



Tuesday, June 18, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 14 - July 4) Dispatch 3

Guides:


Andy Stephen


Mike Morris



Climbers:



Michael Quinsee



Team 6 made it to Camp 2 and was able to place a cache. They hope to make it to 14 Camp tomorrow!


Monday, June 17, 2024

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 5 (June 3 - June 23) Dispatch 14

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 sent the following message today:

"After a restful morning we descended from 17 to 14 camp and are taking a night here before descending down to the airstrip."

2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 14 - July 4) Dispatch 2

Guides:


Andy Stephen


Mike Morris



Climbers:



Michael Quinsee



Team 6 is planning to move from Camp 1 to Camp 2 today.


2024 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 5 (June 3 - June 23) Dispatch 13

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 has reached the summit of Denali! They made it back to High Camp and plan to rest before making their way back to basecamp.