Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 3 - June 23, 2018) Dispatch 2


Andy Stephen
Calvin Morris
Seth Morris


Peter Fowler
Steve Maliszeski
Andrew Prunty
Tim Wright
Erik Beever
Vaughan Busby
Vincent Lariviere
Maria Conceicao
Bjarne Henningsen

Hello, this is Andy from Denali Team 6 checking in.  After meeting in Anchorage, AK Saturday night, the team was able to fly into base camp Sunday afternoon.  We made camp and learned some new skills for the west buttress, then ate some delicious sandwiches and took a nap in preparation for a midnight departure to Camp 1 (7,800ft).  We had great weather for the move, and amazing conditions on the glacier, giving us a chance to take in the epic flatness of the Kahiltna Glacier. We made it to Camp 1 (7,800ft) just as the sun was coming up, ate salmon burgers and salad for dinner, and are now resting to take advantage of the good conditions tonight to fire in a 10,000ft cache.

1 comment:

Ceridwen said...

Great start, thanks for the update. Fingers crossed for a big window of fine weather.