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Jul 042011
Denali 14K Camp: Another World

If you have been following us on the SPOT Tracker, you know we arrived at the 14,000′ Camp on Denali this afternoon, July 5th. This camp is a major milestone on a West Buttress expedition. The day had a little of everything.We awoke at 4:00 AM to the f…

Jul 022011
Snow Day at Camp 2

Well our laid plans are always subject to Mother Nature’s master plan. As we finished dinner last night the snow was steady. It continued throughout the night. Around 4 AM, we heard Ben announcing to stay put until 8 and we would decide what to do…

Jun 302011
The Perils of Denali

I was aware of both my toes and finger tips as I stood in line, connected to the rope like one of the dog sled pack. 1:00 AM Friday morning, July 1. The clouds covered the morning sky just like the previous mornings. An occasional break revealed the vi…

Jun 282011
The Talkeetna Hang

A quick update from Talkeetna. We arrived yesterday for the NPS briefing and were ready to fly but low clouds and snow on Denali stopped all the flights. So we spent the night at the Road House. Had Half Standard; a Full would have caused me to exceed the weight limit :). Weather good in Talkeetna this morning. Hopeful for the Glacier. We are on 1st flight this AM. Lots of commercial teams here so the Mountain will continue to be crowded as we enter the late season. I will continue to send my location via SPOT and a voice continue reading

Jun 272011
Introducing Mountain Trip

Climbing the 7 Summits is challenging enough without trying to do it without support. I selected two companies to help me through this maze: International Mountain Guides and Mountain Trip. I am climbing Denali and hopefully, Carstensz Pyramid with Mountain Trip so I thought a quick introduction was in order. I first met MT on Denali back in 2001. I climbed with Bill Allen who was then a senior guide and is now a co-owner along with Todd Rutledge. They are a small company based in Ophir Colorado. Most of their trips are on the smaller size and often have continue reading