Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 4 (May 28 - June 17)


Paul Ivaska
Jim Mediatore
Will Nunez


Craig Hacket
Jan Schmidt
Amanda Richmond
Kjetil Moen
Christian Rudloff
Gus White
Andrew Sargent

Lead guide Paul Ivaska called in...The team made it to Camp 3 at 14,200ft. The weather yesterday morning was looking unfavorable but a small window allowed them to make the push from Camp 2 to Camp 3 successfully. They arrived at camp late but the team did very well setting up camp. They had dinner and went to bed late, but everyone was able to have a leisurely start the following morning with a good breakfast of pancakes and sausage. The team will go pick up their cache at 13,500ft today. Tomorrow the plan is to practice some fixed lines and get their high camp meals organized. Afterwards the team will wait for a weather window to put their cache in at 16,000ft.

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