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Denali - West Buttress 2011
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Denali - West Buttress 2011

 

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Alaska, United States, North America

Object Title: Denali - West Buttress 2011

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jun 14, 2011

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

 

Page By: WranglerX

Created/Edited: Sep 18, 2012 / Sep 18, 2012

Object ID: 814642

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Kahiltna Glacier

Once we landed on the Kahiltna, it was a long and strenuous climb. We made camps at 7,200 ft, 7,800 ft and 9,000 ft. Once we reached 11,200 ft, we took a short break.

Camp 14K > Headwall > West Buttress

Upon reaching 14k, everybody was quite exhausted. We took a rest day and then proceeded to climb the headwall without any controversy. We then climbed the west buttress to camp 17k

20,320 ft!

I've never panted so hard in my entire life! But I couldn't help but cry my heart out when I reached the summit!

The gang!

Images

Mount Foraker from the Kahiltna Base Camp

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