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Denali W Butt - 2008

 
Denali W Butt - 2008

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Object Title: Denali W Butt - 2008

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Page By: PellucidWombat

Created/Edited: Jan 2, 2009 / Oct 9, 2012

Object ID: 476402

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2008 Climb of Denali's West Buttress

3D Route Diagrams of Denali
3D Route Diagrams of Denali

Other albums related to the climb:
  • Denali Sunsets
  • Snow Features at Denali's 17k Camp


  • External Links

    For all photos from the trip, see:

    Denali Favorites - Selected photo favorites from the Denali climb, some of which are not on SP
    Denali Full - Every photo I took and kept from the trip (a lot of 'em)
    Denali Strahan - Photos taken by Mark Strahan of the Denali Climb

    Section 1 - KIA to 7,500' Camp

     
    Denali W Buttress Route - Section 1
     
    Sunset from 7,500 ft on the Kahiltna
    Sunset from 7,500 ft on the Kahiltna
    It Pays to be Organized
    It pays to be organized
    Cool Peak on Flight in
    The flight in
    KIA Weatherboard
    KIA Weather Board
    Mark & John Heading Out
    Mark & John Heading Out
    Mark and Foraker
    Mark & Foraker
    Mt Crosson
    Mt Crosson
    The Endless Expanse of the Kahiltna
    The Endless Expanse of the Kahiltna
    The 10,000 ft Rise of Mt Foraker
    The 10,000 ft Rise of Mt Foraker
    The Horizon of the Kahiltna Glacier
    The Horizon of the Kahiltna Glacier
    Mt Frances
    Mt Frances
    Henry Keeping Cool on the Kahiltna
    Henry Keeping Cool on the Kahiltna
    The Long Haul
    The Long Haul

    Section 2 - 7,500' Camp to 9,500' Camp

     
    Denali W Buttress Route - Section 2
     
    Blown off course . . .
    Blown off course . . .
    Blown off course . . .
    Hitching a ride
    The Group on Ski Hill
    The Group on Ski Hill
    High on the Kahiltna
    High on the Kahiltna
    Mark and John leading the way on Ski Hill
    Mark and John leading the way on Ski Hill
    Kahiltna Dome seen from Ski Hill
    Kahiltna Dome seen from Ski Hill
    Mt Hunter looming over the Kahiltna
    Mt Hunter looming over the Kahiltna
    Sunset over Kahiltna Dome
    Sunset over Kahiltna Dome

    Section 3 - 9,500' Camp to 11,000' Camp

     
    Denali W Buttress Route - Section 3
     
    Mt Hunter from the Kahiltna at 9,800 ft
    Mt Hunter from the Kahiltna at 9,800 ft
    11k Camp and the West Buttress
    11k Camp and the West Buttress
    Kahiltna Dome
    Kahiltna Dome

    Section 4 - 11,000' Camp to 14,000' Camp

     
    Denali W Buttress Route - Section 4
     
    Mt Hunter and the Kahiltna Peaks
    Mt Hunter and the Kahiltna Peaks
    Rush Hour on Motorcycle Hill
    Rush Hour on Motorcycle Hill
    Gang at the Top of Motorcycle Hill
    Gang at the Top of Motorcycle Hill
    Squirrel Hill
    Squirrel Hill
    The Polo Field and Windy Corner
    The Polo Field and Windy Corner
    Foraker in the Clouds
    Foraker in the Clouds
    Foraker at Windy Corner
    Foraker from Windy Corner
    Windy Corner
    Windy Corner
    The Polo Field Near Windy Corner
    The Polo Field Near Windy Corner
    Looking down Squirrel Hill
    Looking down Squirrel Hill
    Cornice Mania
    Cornice Mania
    Mt Foraker and Clouds
    Mt Foraker and Clouds
    Surreal Lighting at the 11k Camp
    Surreal Light at 11k Camp
    Panorama above 14k Camp
    Panorama above 14k Camp

    Section 5 - 14,000' Camp to 17,000' Camp

     
    Denali W Buttress Route - Section 5
     
     
    Mt Hunter at 14k Camp
    Hunter from the 14k Camp
    Headwall of the West Buttress
    Headwall of the West Buttress
    Layout of the 14k Camp
    Layout of the 14k Camp
    The Fixed Lines on theWest Buttress
    The Fixed Lines on theWest Buttress
    Mt Hunter and the Kahiltna Peaks seen from the 14k Camp
    Mt Hunter and the Kahiltna Peaks seen from the 14k Camp
    Looking Refreshed for the Next Cache
    Looking Refreshed for the Next Cache
    Mt Foraker at 14k
    Mt Foraker at 14k
    Retrieving the 16,200 ft Cache
    Retrieving the 16,200 ft Cache
    Ascending the ridge of the West Buttress
    Ascending the ridge of the West Buttress
    Gridlock on the Washburn Thumb
    Gridlock on the Washburn Thumb
    Approaching 17,200
    Approaching 17,200'
    Resting at 17k
    Resting at 17k
    Mt Hunter in the clouds
    Mt Hunter in the clouds
    View of Foraker from the Mess Tent
    View of Foraker from the Mess Tent
    14k Camp Igloo
    14k Camp Igloo
    14k Camp Snowman
    14k Camp Snowman
    Clear view from 14k
    Clear view from 14k
    Ready to go to 17k
    Ready to go to 17k
    Sudden Whiteout
    Sudden Whiteout
    Ascending the West Buttress Above 16k
    Ascending the West Buttress Above 16k
    The Top of the Washburn Thumb
    The Top of the Washburn Thumb
    High in the Clouds
    High in the Clouds
    Catwalk on the West Buttress
    Catwalk on the West Buttress
    Upper Ridge of the West Buttress
    Upper Ridge of the West Buttress
    Climbers Silhouetted on the West Buttress
    Climbers Silhouetted on the West Buttress
    Climber On Top of the Washburn Thumb
    Climber On Top of the Washburn Thumb
    Mt Hunter Emerging from a Sea of Clouds
    Mt Hunter Emerging from a Sea of Clouds
    West Buttress Panorama
    West Buttress Panorama
    West Rib Panorama
    West Rib Panorama

    Section 6 - 17,000' Camp to Summit

     
    Denali W Buttress Route - Section 6
     
    Denali Pass Seen from My Tent
    Denali Pass Seen from My Tent
    Clouds Spill Through Kahiltna Pass
    Clouds Spill Through Kahiltna Pass
    Our Neighbor at 17k
    Our Neighbor at 17k
    What a View!
    What a View!
    What a View!
    What a View!
    Foraker and a Beam of Light
    Foraker and a Beam of Light
    Windy Corner Pierced by Sunshine
    Windy Corner Pierced by Sunshine
    Mt Hunter from 17k Camp
    Mt Hunter from 17k Camp
    Accident Site on the Autobahn
    Accident Site on the Autobahn
    Rush Hour on the Autobahn
    Rush Hour on the Autobahn
    The Autobah, Near Denali Pass
    The Autobahn, Near Denali Pass
    Cool Rocks Above Denali Pass
    Cool Rocks Above Denali Pass
    The Joys of High Altitude
    The Joys of High Altitude
    The Football Field and Pig Hill
    The Football Field and Pig Hill
    Serac on Pig Hill
    Serac on Pig Hill
    Serac on Pig Hill
    Serac on Pig Hill
    Mt Huntington in the Clouds
    Mt Huntington in the Clouds
    Denali s Summit Ridge
    Denali's Summit Ridge
    Kahiltna Panorama from 17,200 ft
    Kahiltna Panorama from 17,200 ft
    Panorama from Denali Pass
    Panorama from Denali Pass
    Denali Pass Panorama
    Denali Pass Panorama
    Panorama atop Pig Hill
    Panorama Atop Pig Hill

    Descent

    Descending the Summit Ridge
    Descending the Summit Ridge
    Looking Down Denali s Summit Ridge
    Looking Down Denali's Summit Ridge
    Victory Breakfast
    Victory Breakfast
    Descending the West Buttress
    Descending the West Buttress
    Me and Foraker
    Me and Foraker
    Ice Debris on the Peters Glacier
    Ice Debris on the Peters Glacier
    Descending the Headwall to 14k
    Descending the Headwall to 14k
    Drudgeries of Cooking
    Drudgeries of Cooking
    Gourmet Toasting
    Gourmet Toasting
    Mt Hunter and Crevasses
    Mt Hunter and Crevasses
    Cornices Above Motorcycle Hill
    Cornices Above Motorcycle Hill
    Descending through the Clouds
    Descending through the Clouds
    Kahiltna Peak seen from
    Kahiltna Peak
    The Northeast Fork (a.k.a. Valley of Death)
    The Northeast Fork (a.k.a. Valley of Death)
    Meltwater Pools in the Kahiltna Glacier
    Meltwater Pools in the Kahiltna Glacier
    The Kahiltna Glacier
    The Kahiltna Glacier
    The Kahiltna Glacier
    The Kahiltna Glacier
    Strahan s Sweet Ride
    Strahan's Sweet Ride
    Me in My Sweet Get-up
    Me in My Sweet Get-up
    The West Buttress from 11k
    The West Buttress from 11k

    Graphs & Other Such Fun

    Denali s West Buttress - Annotated Topo Map
    Topo Map of the West Buttress Route

    Denali Gear List
    Gear List
    Denali Food List
    Food List
    Denali Trip Costs
    Costs
    Denali Ascent Profile
    Ascent Profile
    Denali Ascent Rate
    Ascent Rate
    World High Peaks
    World High Peaks

    Images



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    gimpilatorThat's the stuff!

    gimpilator

    Voted 10/10

    This is the most exciting collection of images I've seen in a long time. I think you bumped Denali up a few notches on my to-do list. Congratulations on your awesome success!

    Adam
    Posted Jan 3, 2009 9:35 pm

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