Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 18

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 17

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 

Monday, June 21, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 16

   Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 15

   Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 14

  Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 

Friday, June 18, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 13

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 11

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 10

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 


Monday, June 14, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 9

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 


Sunday, June 13, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 8

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 



Saturday, June 12, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 7

 Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Summit Dispatch 9

 Guides:


Higinio Gonzalez

Will Nunez

Mallorie Estenson


Climbers:


Arik Schecter

Bouchra Baibanou

Taylor Morrel

Erin Zervas

Michael Zervas

Rodney Schwiebert

Joseph Merlone

Jimmy Fair


Friday, June 11, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 6

Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott 


Team 6 retrieved their cache from 9600 ft yesterday.


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 8

Guides:


Higinio Gonzalez

Will Nunez

Mallorie Estenson


Climbers:


Arik Schecter

Bouchra Baibanou

Taylor Morrel

Erin Zervas

Michael Zervas

Rodney Schwiebert

Joseph Merlone

Jimmy Fair


 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 7

Guides:


Higinio Gonzalez

Will Nunez

Mallorie Estenson


Climbers:


Arik Schecter

Bouchra Baibanou

Taylor Morrel

Erin Zervas

Michael Zervas

Rodney Schwiebert

Joseph Merlone

Jimmy Fair


 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 17

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 5

Guides:


Will Gordon

Wyatt Evenson

Mike Riley


Climbers:


Henry Hampton

Richard Smekal

Shawn Bhalla

Inder Takhar

Terry Waldick

Marshall Prescott



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 4

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Mike Riley

Climbers:

Henry Hampton
Richard Smekal
Shawn Bhalla
Inder Takhar
Terry Waldick
Marshall Prescott


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 2

 Guides:


Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Mike Riley

Climbers:

Henry Hampton
Richard Smekal
Shawn Bhalla
Inder Takhar
Terry Waldick
Marshall Prescott

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 16

 Guides:


Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 6

 Guides:


Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Mike Riley

Climbers:

Henry Hampton
Richard Smekal
Shawn Bhalla
Inder Takhar
Terry Waldick
Marshall Prescott


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 15

 Guides:


Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 5

 Guides:


Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair



Sunday, June 6, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 6 (June 6 - June 26, 2021) Flight Dispatch

Guides:

Will Gordon
Wyatt Evenson
Mike Riley

Climbers:

Henry Hampton
Richard Smekal
Shawn Bhalla
Inder Takhar
Terry Waldick
Marshall Prescott

Team 6 is ready to fly into Kahiltna Basecamp (7,200ft)!










Saturday, June 5, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Summit Dispatch

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 summited North America today. The team was standing on the summit a few minutes ago and are on their way back to High Camp (17,200ft). Congrats to Team 4!

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 14


Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 moves to High Camp (17,200ft). Plans to summit over the weekend if good weather aligns. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 4

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair

Team 4 plans to move to Camp 3 (14,200ft) today. 



Friday, June 4, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair

Team 5 caches at Windy Corner (13,500ft) and hopes to move to Camp 3 (14,200ft) over the weekend. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 13

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 enjoys rest day yesterday but will try to move to High Camp (17,200ft) today and summit over the weekend. 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 3


Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair

Team 2 has moved to Camp 2 but waits for rough weather to pass. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 12


Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 takes an acclimatization hike to 16,000ft and waits for weekend weather window. 


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 2

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair

Team 5 moves to Camp 2 (11,200ft)

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 11

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 10


Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 enjoys a rest day at Camp 3 (14,200ft) and prepares an upper mountain strategy. Good meals and acclimatizing at 14,000ft makes for happy climbers. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Final Dispatch


Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 returns to BC and flies off. Tough way to end an expedition with bad weather. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 2


Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Baibanou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair

Team 5, operating a night travel schedule, has moved to Camp 1 (7,800ft). 

Monday, May 31, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021)

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 finally flew off yesterday (May 30th) and enjoyed the night in Talkeetna. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021)

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 successfully moves to Camp 3 (14,200ft) yesterday. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 5 (May 30 - June 19, 2021) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Nunez
Mallorie Estenson

Climbers:

Arik Schecter
Bouchra Babinou
Taylor Morrel
Erin Zervas
Michael Zervas
Rodney Schwiebert
Joseph Merlone
Jimmy Fair

AAI Denali Team 5 flies into Kahiltna Basecamp and plans to move to Camp 1 (7,800ft) today. 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 16

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 hopes for good weahter Sunday - Tuesday with time running out. 


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021)

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

From late Saturday night May, 29th. Team 4 rest at Camp 2 (11,200ft) in nasty weather. It should clear tomorrow for the move to Camp 3 (14,200ft). 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 22

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 still stuck in basecamp as a blob of wet weather sits on the range not allowing the bush planes to fly in. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 7

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 preparing for the move to Camp 3 (14,200ft) either today or tomorrow. 


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 15

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 remains at Camp 3 (14,200ft) and hopes the forecast for a weather window opens tomorrow morning. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 21

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 hoping for clear weather today to fly back to Talkeetna. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 6

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 14

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 taking remains in a holding pattern taking shelter from the snow.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 5

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 retrieves cache from 10,000ft and return sot Camp 2 (11,200ft). Tomorrow, the plan is to cache at Windy Corner (13,500ft) weather permitting.

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 20

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 still stuck at Kahiltna Basecamp waiting for clouds to lift and planes to fly in. Hopefully, they are able to return to Talkeetna tomorrow. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 13

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 caches above the fixed lines (16,200ft) and monitors the weather forecast for the next week. 

*rough start to the audio due to cloud/satellite interference but improves about halfway through. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 4


Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

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

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 19

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 and several other teams at High Camp began a summit attempt this morning. They were met with extremely high winds and a wind chill of -45f. The conditions have unfortunately caused the team to turn around. The team has begun their descent to Kahiltna Basecamp and will hopefully fly out tomorrow. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 12

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 18

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1's report from last night. Will likely try for a summit attempt today if winds die down. 


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 11


Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 rests and acclimatizes at Camp 3 (14,200ft) and prepares upper mountain strategy

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 2

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 moves to Camp 1 (7,800ft)


2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 17

Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 moves to High Camp (17,200ft) and will try to summit today or tomorrow weather permitting

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 2 (May 13 - June 2, 2021) Dispatch 10

Guides:

Ian McEleney
Calvin Morris
George Bieker

Climbers:

Carlos Verastegui
Randall Williams
Rhett Evans
Nathan Frederick
Fayzel Lee
Derek Duncan
Robert Fey
Peter Newton 
Ben Grandstaff

Team 2 retrieves cache and returns to Camp 3 (14,200ft) yesterday


Monday, May 24, 2021

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 1 (May 9 - May 29, 2021) Dispatch 16


Guides:

Tad McCrea
Will Gordon
Gloria Roe

Climbers:

Erin Fairfield
Angela Szabo
McKinley Lenker
Jessica Webb
Pete Campbell
Danny Myung

Team 1 moves to High Camp (17,200ft). They will monitor the weather forecast for a potential summit tomorrow. 

2021 AAI Denali West Buttress Expedition - Team 4 (May 23 - June 12, 2021) Dispatch 1

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Sam Fletcher
Kyle Pratt

Climbers:

Stan Schweiger
Jacob Stonelake
Sean Smith
Daniel Boboc
Franz Rassl
Weichen Zhou
Daniel Lewis

Team 4 lands in Basecamp and prepares for the move to Camp 1 (7,800ft) today.