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Denali 2005: Alpine Ascents Denali 2005: The Man Show caches at Windy Corner


Denali (20,320ft/6,195m) Alaska

The Man Show caches at Windy Corner
June 3, 2005    
Hello this is Alpine Ascents #7, The Man Show, checking in just past Windy Corner. Today we cached higher up on the mountain at 13,000 feet, much of our food and fuel and tomorrow we are going to make the move up to 14. The highlight of the day is it is Gary’s Birthday. He woke up and arrived in the cook tent and we sang him Happy Birthday, tied a huge sled on his back and made him haul it uphill. We’ll get back with you tomorrow, thanks for tuning in.

Mixed Nuts rests at 14.2
June 2, 2005    
Hey this is Forrest McCarthy calling in for Alp 6, the Mixed Nuts. We enjoyed our semi-rest day at Camp III, at 14,200 feet. We did spend a couple of hours going back to Windy Corner to pick up the rest of our food and fuel. I’m glad to report that everybody got a great night’s sleep and everybody is feeling good with the new altitude. It’s also nice to get a little break in the weather and get some sunshine. We’re all geared up to carry a load up to the top of the fixed ropes at 16,200 tomorrow and we’ll give you a call and let you know how that goes tomorrow evening. That’s all from the Mixed Nuts.

Team Don't Panic reaches High Camp
June 2, 2005    
Hey everybody this is Eric Larson giving you a call. It’s Thursday night with Team Don’t Panic. We just pulled into high camp today, 17,200 foot camp, and it took us roughly 8 hours to get up from the 14 camp. It’s a beautiful day, pretty still for wind, we were sort of climbing in the clouds once again, but everything went pretty good. We pulled into camp right around 4:00, and everybody is snuggled in right now and we are brewing up some hot drinks and getting some food for them. The team is doing pretty good, they are really tired, and it’s a long day to get up there. We’ll give you a report tomorrow, tomorrow is our day off so we’ll give you some more information about what high camp is all about, until then this is Team High Camp signing off.

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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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