Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 1 (May 2-22), Dispatch 2


Tad McCrea
Philip Ruegger
Aili Farquhar


Alex Gammeter
Markus Grohall
Michael Landstatter
Marc Meire
Markus Muller
Thomas Rumpf
Julia Schultz
Michael von Wolf

AAI Guide Aili Farquhar called in at 1:00am this morning to inform us that Team 1 made it safely to Camp 1 (7,800ft) at the base of Ski Hill.

This is the heaviest move day of the entire expedition and the group did very well as they made their way 5.5 miles from Base Camp to Camp 1. Aili states that it was quite warm on the lower glacier but was lightly snowing. A snow storm arrived just after they landed at Base Camp so they are all happy to be there. 

AAI Team 1 is one of the first teams on the mountain this year and they are breaking trail!

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