Saturday, June 2, 2018

Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 3 (May 20 - June 9, 2018) Dispatch From June 2nd

Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Ian Mceleney
Katlynne Scaumberg

Climbers:

Xiao Han
William Martin
Chase Bradshaw
Joshua Martin
Michael Knittel
Cory Brooks
Kenneth Morand
James Stewart
Ralph Eberts

Good evening, today is the 2nd June. This is Ian from AAI Denali Team 3 contacting you from High Camp at 17,300ft. We had a reasonable start this morning and everyone was pretty efficient at packing up. We got on the fixed lines in pretty comfortable temperatures and avoided bottlenecking from other parties on the route. We got here a couple hours ago and everyone is settling in and we are beginning the long drawn out process of turning solid snow into liquid water at a high altitude.

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