Team Boken Annainin Back at
17 Camp July 5, 2005
This is team Todd Passey calling in from Team Bouken Annainin. We're at 17,000
foot camp this morning. We're finishing breakfast and packing up to head on
down the mountain...inaudible
Team Dancing Snow Pumpkins
Take a Rest Day July 5, 2005
Hey Everybody, this is Alpine Ascents team 13 Dancing Snow Pumpkins. Giving
you a call from 14,000 foot camp. Today was a pretty nice rest day, we didn't
wake up until the sun hit our tent. We ate blueberry pancakes until we turned
blue n the face. Team is doing well, we are well rested and ready to move up
to high camp tomorrow. Hopefully the weather cooperates for the next couple of
days and we can move into position for our summit bid. We'll give you a call
tomorrow after about an 8 hour push to high camp. where we will give you a
call and let you know how it went. Until then this is Dancing Snow pumpkins
and Eric Larson signing off.
Team Walking Heads Return
from Summit July 5, 2005
Andy Rich calling form high camp on Denali, we made it down. We made it back
down from the summit and everyone is happy and healthy and we crawled back in
our tents and we're ready to get some sleep. We have some food and water going
and we're all pretty darn tired. laugh, laugh, laugh. We are happy to get our
down suits of armor off, which we wore a good portion of the day as it was
pretty chilly up there. We had a spectacular descent off the summit ridge,
beautiful views. Beautiful views of Hunter, Foreaker and Huntington, Just
prefect. Quite, quite nice. Additionally Todd and Winslow's team made it down
as well and seem to be doing well. So everything looking good here, we are
hoping the weather holds up to make a speedy descent tomorrow. We'll drop a
line in the next day or two as to our progress down the mountain. That's it
now form team walking heads, we are now walking down the mountain. OK over and
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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