Sunday, May 20, 2018

Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 1 (May 6 - 26, 2018) Final Dispatch


Tad McCrea
Calvin Morris


Ulrich Meyer
Alois Fuchs
Beat Weber
Erwin Goergen
Helmut Staudmueller
Mathias Mueller

After a brutal stretch of weather that greatly delayed movement and ascension, Team 1 came to a unanimous decision to return to civilization and the comforts of home. The clock was running out on this 21-day expedition and the chances of moving any higher were diminishing. This was the first expedition team on the mountain this year and they broke trail up the Kahiltna for those who followed. They are now safely back in Talkeetna and look forward to thawing out and thinking about next year!

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