Mixed Nuts Encounters Strong
Winds June 13, 2005: Hi everybody this Duane with Mixed Nuts Expedition. Today
is Monday and wanted to give you an update of what we have been up to. We woke
up to wind and snow blowing but by afternoon it cleared up so we made an
attempt on the summit and got around Denali Pass and then turned around
because of very high winds. We are going to give it a shot tomorrow if the
weather is good. Wednesday is our cut off day, we had an expedition meeting
today and everybody decided that Wednesday would be our make it or break it
day. So we are putting in a little extra overtime here at high camp maybe it’s
a record for the season, I don’t know. But we are waiting for a window
hopefully the weather will cooperate. Everybody is happy and healthy and we
are looking at a great view right now just really windy. So we will call
tomorrow thanks for tuning in. Bye.
Team Dynamite back at
14,000ft June 13, 2005: Hey this is Eric Remza with Team Dynamite hanging out
here at 14,000ft camp with the team. Yeah, we just did our back carry today
and got all our food and fuel up to our camp here. Our plan for tomorrow is to
do a carry up to 16,200ft and we will keep you posted regarding that. Everyone
is doing good and they all give their regards to their loved ones and we will
talk to you tomorrow. The Napoleon Dynamite quote is when Napoleon comes up to
Deb when she is drinking milk “I see you are drinking 2% milk is that because
you think you are fat, cause your not, you could drink whole milk if you
want.” That’s Team Dynamite we will talk to you tomorrow.
Team Dynamite moves to
14,000ft camp June 12, 2005: Hello this is Eric Remza with team Dynamite
calling to from 14,000ft on Sunday. To give you a quick recap of our
progression up the mountain. We moved into our 14 camp on Saturday and
everyone did a great job on our move up. We had really nice weather moving in
and were able to move right into Conan’s old camp up here. It made things easy
for everyone. Everyone doing great, everyone sleep well last night, a few
headaches but everyone is doing better today. Today, Sunday, here at 14,000ft
we took a well deserved rest day. We did nothing but eat, relax, and socialize
with a lot of folks around here at camp. So our plan is to do a back carry
past Windy Corner and then we will give you an update on that tomorrow. So our
Napoleon Dynamite quote is when Napoleon tells Deb that she needs move her
stuff out of his locker. “Hey, I have your stuff in my locker and I really
need you to get out of there. Cause I can’t fit my nunchucks in there
anymore.” So that’s it from Team Dyanamite, we are having a good time up here
at 14,000ft. Alright take care.
Overview: There are certain mountains
that need no explanation as to why climb. Denali is such a mountain. Its
tremendous size and beauty generate a magnetism that continually draws
climbers from around the world. An ascent of Denali, touches the psyche of all
alpinists and for those who have undertaken its challenges, it rewards them
with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Denali is often considered
America's most classic climb. From top to bottom, it rises nearly 18,000', an
elevation gain unsurpassed anywhere in the world. At a northern latitude of
63°, it is the most northerly of any big mountain over 20,000'. No other
region offers such breathtaking and diverse views each day of the ascent. The
panorama from Denali's summit includes Mt. Foraker, Mt. Hunter and Mt.
Huntington in all their majestic glory.
When Dr. Bradford Washburn
pioneered the West Buttress route, he heralded in a new era of Denali ascents
and offered climbers a unique approach to the summit. The flight onto the
glacier is a trip in itself, presenting overwhelming vistas of the Alaska
Range. The West Buttress route remains, by far, the most successfully climbed
route on the mountain.
Climb Overview: A Denali climb begins
deep in the heart of the Alaska Mountain Range on the Kahiltna Glacier. From
the S.E. Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier we begin the climb of Denali's West
Buttress. Base Camp plus five higher camps are established on the mountain.
When necessary, the team makes double carries between all camps, except high
camp, to ensure proper acclimatization and reduce loads. In each camp we build
snow walls for protection from possible high winds. The climb takes
approximately 17-18 days round trip from Base camp.
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