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Denali Early Season Climb

Postby shearmodulus » Tue May 07, 2013 7:56 am

Well, I'm headed up to Denali tomorrow! Flying in to Anchorage tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday the 8th of May), then Talkeetna on the 9th, flying to the glacier on the 10th.

Climbing with Alpine Ascents with a group plus three guides. Overnight lows above 14,000 feet has been around -7. Snow the last couple of days. A buddy of mine that climbs and lives in Anchorage says the snowpack has been setting up pretty good all winter and that it's been cold so the snow bridges should be in great condition.

We should summit sometime around the 26th and I should be back to Colorado no later than the 7th of June allowing for weather. As long as my camera doesn't freeze solid on me, I'll bring back plenty of pics and stories! (And hopefully all my toes and fingers).

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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby Scott P » Tue May 07, 2013 8:02 am

Good luck and have a great climb!
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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby jbchalk » Tue May 07, 2013 8:36 am

Good luck! Hope the early season weather holds out for your AAI team!

I Man & SStratta (Matt & Sarah) are up there as well right now. I would guess they have flown to the glacier by now.

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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby nyker » Tue May 07, 2013 9:03 pm

Awesome. Good luck to you!

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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby Kevin Baker » Wed May 08, 2013 2:18 am

Good luck! Iman's team is at 11K camp as of Tuesday evening. They flew onto the glacier on Sat.

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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby snowypeaks » Wed May 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Have a safe climb!

Current NPS Climbing activity:

http://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/current-statistics.htm

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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby kushrocks » Thu May 09, 2013 8:31 am

Number of Denali summits this year so far 0 . . . . :shock: oh crap

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Re: Denali Early Season Climb

Postby jbchalk » Thu May 09, 2013 8:49 am

Ryan, never fear, that # of summits number will get more & more positive as May goes on. Later May and into June typically has much better weather.

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