Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 26 - June 15, 2019) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Seth White
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Russell Hornsby
Stefan Nel
Jason Schocker
Sarah Turje
Chris Parrot
Graham Parrot

Team 4 moves to Camp 2 (11,200ft)



2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 8


Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

Team retrieves cache from Windy Corner (13,500ft)


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 12


Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 caches at 16,200ft above fixed lines

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 15

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team's summit attempt yesterday halted due to weather. Second attempt today or tomorrow.
 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 Ecuador Cotopaxi Skills Expedition (Trip 5 May 18 - 27, 2019) Dispatch 2


Ecuador High Altitude Trip Report

Guide: Franklin Varela

Climber: Nicolas Nolen

On Tuesday, May 28th we got our second dispatch from Nick Nolan calling in to report on the progress of his climbs in the Ecuadorian Andes.

He and Franklin just came down from Cotopaxi after "tough but great" climb. Nick says that windy and cold conditions made the climb a difficult one, but that the solid snowpack gave them confidence to move up the mountain safely. Nick was thrilled to announce that they made the summit!

They are now on their way to the first Chimborazo camp and will call again after their ascent.


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 14

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team acclimatizes toat Camp 4/High Camp (17,300ft). Summit attempt today. 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 11

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 moves to retrieves cache at Windy Corner (13,500ft) and returns to Camp 3 (14,200ft).

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 7



Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

Team 3 moves to Camp 3 (14,200ft)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 26 - June 15, 2019) Dispatch 2


Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Seth White
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Russell Hornsby
Stefan Nel
Jason Schocker
Sarah Turje
Chris Parrot
Graham Parrot

Team 4 makes a swift move to Camp 1 (7,800ft)
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 26 - June 15, 2019) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Seth White
Sam Fletcher

Climbers:

Russell Hornsby
Stefan Nel
Jason Schocker
Sarah Turje
Chris Parrot
Graham Parrot

After a few rain-soaked days in Talkeetna and rough weather in the Alaska Range, Team 4 flew into Kahiltan Base Camp (7,300ft). A couple days behind schedule, the team will try to move to Camp 1 (7,800ft) swiftly and take advantage of good weather.

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 13



Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team moves to Camp 4/High Camp (17,300ft).
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 10



Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 moves to Camp 3 (14,200ft)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 6


Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

 Team 3 caches at Windy Corner (13,500ft) and returns to Camp 2 (11,200ft).
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Final Dispatch


Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder

AAI Denali Team 1 has returned to Talkeetna after a safe and successful expedition.


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 12


Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team remains at Camp 3 (14,200ft) in heavy snowfall and high winds waiting for a weather window. 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 9


Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 remains at Camp 2 (11,200ft) after heavy snowfall.


Monday, May 27, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 5

Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

 Team 3 remains at Camp 2 (11,200ft) waiting out the storm.
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 8

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 remains at Camp 2 (11,200ft) in blizzard weather. 
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 11

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team remains at Camp 3 (14,200ft) in rough weather.
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Returns to BC


Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder

Team 1 has returned to Kahiltna Base Camp (7,200ft) and awaits good weather to fly off the mountain.


Sunday, May 26, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 7

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 rests at Camp 2 (11,200ft) and plans to move to Camp 3 today. 
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 4



Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

Team 3 moves to Camp 2 (11,200ft)

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 10

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team remains at Camp 3 (14,200ft)


Saturday, May 25, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Summit Dispatch

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder

Team 1 summits May 24th!


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 6

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 caches at Windy Corner (13,500ft)
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 3


Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

Team 3 carries to 10,000ft
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 9


Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team caches food and equipment at 16,200ft.

Friday, May 24, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 5


Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team moves to Camp 2 (11,200ft)
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 12

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder

Team 1 moves to High Camp (17,200ft). Will make summit attempt today or tomorrow.
 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 2

Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

 Team 3 moves to Camp 1 (7,800ft)
 

2019 Ecuador Cotopaxi Skills Expedition (Trip 5 May 18 - 27, 2019) Dispatch 1


Ecuador High Altitude Trip Report

Guide: Franklin Varela

Climber: Nicolas Nolen

On Wednesday, May 22nd, Nick called into the office and gave us an optimistic report of their trip beginning on the 18th of May. Nicks reports that their trip has been great with nice sunny weather coming in after some rain a few days prior. Nick says that they've enjoyed delicious food and are feeling ready to enjoy the exciting climbing and beautiful views!

Thanks for reading our trip report!


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 3 (May 22 - June 11, 2019) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Paul Ivaska
Calvin Morris
Julie Ann Holder

Climbers:

James Cocco
James Kinkaid
John Brown
Odd Bolin
David Christian
Arve Blitzner
Krisli Melesk

Team 3 is on the mountain! After a safe and beautiful flight into Kahiltna Base Camp (7,200ft) yesterday afternoon, the team stayed the night at BC and prepared their heavy packs and sleds for the 5.5-mile walk to Camp 1 (7,800ft).

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 8

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 11

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder

Team 1 rests at Camp 3 (14,200ft)
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 4

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 7

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

Team reaches Camp 3 (14,200ft) and rests.
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 10

Guides:
Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder

Team 1 rests at Camp 3 (14,200ft)
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler

Team 2 caches at 10,000ft and returns to Camp 1 (7,800)
 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2019 Ecuador Cotopaxi Skills Expedition (Trip 4 May 4 - 13, 2019) Dispatch 1



Ecuador High Altitude Trip Report

Guide: Estalin Suarez

Climbers:  Lauren Walker, Ron Schincke, Dana Chambourova, Camille Considine, Julia Merz, Nikita Krasnikov and William Humphreys-Cloutier.

Early in the trip we heard from Dana who reported that on Monday (the second full day of the trip) the group had a success on their acclimatization ascent of 13,776-foot (4199 m) Pasachoa.  She said it was a bit cloudy and windy but there was no rain.  She added that she is enjoying the group a lot and also really likes the food!  Dana also noted that after arriving Friday and Saturday, the team had a nice Sunday morning breakfast and then did an equipment check followed by an enjoyable walking tour of historic sites of Quito.  

On Tuesday, guide Estalin called to say they had their second success in a major acclimatization hike, this time to the summit of 15,413-foot (4697 m) Rucu Pichincha.  He said they had a beautiful sunny day and were treated to great views of Quito and many of Ecuador's high altitude summits to the Northland south along the "avenue of the Volcanoes."  He added that team members were acclimatizing well and looking forward to their climb of Cayambe in a couple of days.

At the end of the trip Lauren called with a summary of their two big climbs.

Hello!  

This is Lauren calling on behalf of our climbing team.  I'm calling from Quito to let you know that we summited Cotopaxi this morning at 5:50!  It was an awesome climb, and we are so pleased to have succeeded. 

This has been a great trip in all respects.  We've had a lot of fun together, and our guides have been absolutely awesome.  I think my fellow climbers have enjoyed each aspect of the trip as much as I did, from exploring Quito to making really beautiful acclimatization hikes.

Before telling you about the climb, I'll say that we enjoyed the lodges and the good food, and for me it was also fun being a the huts, so close to the mountains and being with other climbers.  I hadn't thought much about it before the trip, but being in the huts was definitely fun.

Our first big climb was on [18,996-foot / 5790 m] Cayambe.  We felt pretty well acclimatized by the time we made our ascent.  The weather was good but actually a little too warm.  The guides explained that a lot of new crevasses had been opening up over the last week, and about a thousand feet below the summit, they decided we should turn back because of the weak snow bridges over the crevasses.  

It was a beautiful day, but it was just a little too warm.  And it was exciting to have clear views of Cotopaxi and Chimborzo way in the distance.  It was too bad not to go to the top, but the decision the guides made seemed totally sensible.  The climbing was really nice and the views were awesome.

After that climb we had a second night at the Hacienda Guachalá before heading south to Cotopaxi National Park.  It's beautiful countryside, and we were especially happy to be staying at Tambopata Lodge which is just across a rolling grassy plane from our next peak, Cotopaxi.  We really enjoyed being at the lodge in such a scenic place and being able to examine our next climbing goal across the grasslands.

The next day we drove and hiked to the JosĂ© Rivas hut on the side of Cotopaxi.  The day was nice but the weather forecast wasn't too good, so we discussed possibly making our climb that afternoon but in the end decided not to because of the mild temperatures.  [ed. note:  They wanted firm/frozen conditions on the glacier.  We enjoyed hanging out in the big hut and enjoying some great food. 

We went to bed early so we could make an early start in the coolest conditions of the new day.  I woke up at 11 pm, hearing the wind howling outside.  I thought, "OK, this is going to be interesting!"  We had breakfast and discussed the plan for the day.  The guides were not convinced we were going to see any improvement in the weather, but they said if we wanted to give it a try, we would see how it goes and just get as high as we could.  We were all ready to give it a go.

It rained for the first hour of our climb, but it stopped around the time that we got off the lower rocky slope and onto the glacier.  It was pretty windy though, and it stayed about the same all the way to the top.  The conditions on the glacier were really good, and the climbing was fun.  

As we climbed higher, we got above a lot of low clouds and actually saw the sunrise over the Amazon just was we were getting to the summit.  Higher clouds were coming and going, so we got and lost views repeatedly.  We had good views of some of Ecuador's other high peaks, and that was awesome.  And Cotopaxi's crater was huge and deep!

We were on the 19,348-foot summit for about 20 minutes, part of that time waiting for the second part of our group to summit.  We didn't snack as we had planned because of the wind.  We weren't uncomfortable, but it was very "dynamic" up there! 

Our guides said we made good time.  We started the climb at 11:45 pm, summited at 5:50 am, and arrived back at the hut at 8:00 am.  And yes, we had a super second breakfast when we got back to the hut and had a little rest before heading back to Quito a few hours to the north.  It was a great day for us!   

All in all, it was an awesome trip!  It was totally fun to be be with our guides.  They did a great job. Absolutely awesome!  And we saw so many cool places on the trip.  The hikes were great, the climbing was excellent, and even being up in the mountain huts was a lot of fun.

We had a great team and a great trip.  Thanks for reading our report!


2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 2

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 9

Guides:
Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 6

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 19 - June 8, 2019) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Kevin McGarity
George Bieker

Climbers:

Josh Hoyle
Robert Bradshaw
Jard Bringedal
Joanne Drummond
Andrew Green
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Tannahil
Maleka Taylor
Robert Tyler
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 8

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 7

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 5

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath
 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 6

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 4

Guides:

Ian McEleney Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath
 

Friday, May 17, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 5

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath
 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 2

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 4

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:
Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team "Everesters on Denali" (May 14 - June 3, 2019)

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Will Nunez

Climbers:

Ajeet Bajaj
Deeya Bajaj
Sangeeta Bahl
Poorna Malavath

AAI's Everesters on Denali team has flown into Kahiltna Base Camp @ (7,200ft).

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 2

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder
 

Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 12 - June 1, 2019) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Hansruedi Buchi
Stephan Krebs
Christoph Konrad Mathis
Christian Schardt
Andreas Schneider
Niklaus Stalder