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cturturicaSuccessful summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2017


We were 24days on the mountain summited on day 21.
Posted Aug 8, 2017 10:44 pm

yuvalDenali summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2017


Summited after 2nd try on same expidition.
Great views, great summit partners.
Extremely cold mountain...
Posted Jul 9, 2017 3:49 pm

JuhoKWest Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017


Basin Camp - summit - Basin camp 7h 50min.
Posted Jun 14, 2017 4:57 pm

project360DENALI SUMMIT DAY!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016


We ascended the moderate terrain to the crest of the summit ridge before the final 300’ of exposed ridge to the top of North America. The view up was anything but easy but we pushed on in the increased winds and zero visibility. After some time saw floating benchmark on what was the summit of the highest point in North America. What a day in my life!
Posted Aug 5, 2016 12:56 pm

GuiltyWest Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006


Three of us, climbed the West Buttress route, and made it. It was supposed to be our rest day at 17,000', but the ranger inform us of a big Storm approaching. We Summited as the storm was just hitting us. 'Ran-down' and Made it to 14,000' as the blunt of the storm hit.
Posted Jul 29, 2016 6:07 pm

guerinakTenacious Denali Orphan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2016


Summited after being abandoned by my team on day 15 of my expedition. Shared the summit with John Waterman on his birthday, which made the experience more special. Would love to climb again in better conditions and perhaps a harder route than the West Buttress (summit was cloudy with no vis!) Amazing experience, demanding mountain.
Posted Jun 17, 2016 3:56 am

fubar7500Denali West Butters  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2016


Summited on sunny day, mild wind only.
8 days on the way up, two down.
Posted Jun 13, 2016 11:04 am

endo.the.timbernormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2016


11th day on the mountain
Posted Jun 9, 2016 5:40 pm

GrennAlaska dream  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012
23 days on the mountain with successful summit. Awesome.
Posted Dec 31, 2015 8:00 pm

spadflyer12West Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2015
Summitted 7 days after landing on the glacier. Pushed the summit from 14 camp with ski equipment. Ditched the snowboard and skis at 18,600', just above Denali pass. Summit and back from 14 camp mostly unroped. Roped up for the Autobahn on the descent. 19hrs camp to camp.
Posted Oct 7, 2015 2:07 pm

spadflyer12Lower West Rib
Date Climbed: May 22, 2014
Double carried the lower west rib. Descended the West Rib cutoff to 14 camp on the buttress and ended up getting stuck there for a week before we had to head back down.
Posted Oct 7, 2015 2:05 pm

Puma concolorState Highpoint #50  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Puma concolor

Summited via the West Buttress Route with American Alpine Institute Team 6 at 8 PM on June 21, 2015. 17 total days on the mountain were dominated by an epic two-week high pressure system that brought us one perfect day after another after enduring some early heavy snow. Fun group including myself, five Aussies and one chap from the UK in addition to three American guides. Trip of a lifetime. State Highpoint #50!!!
Posted Jul 2, 2015 6:36 pm

McCannstervia West Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2015


Spent 18 days on the mountain total. We were bogged down at KIA for about 6 days due to weather and other issues, got established at 11 camp, bogged down for 4 more weather days, and then finally got established at 14. After a couple aclimazation days, bagged the summit in about 10 hours round trip from 14 camp. If you have the stamina, way more efficient to summit from 14 rather than shlepping up to 17 and trying to camp. Wonderful trip. State highpoint #30.
Posted Jun 19, 2015 1:14 am

rdesotaWest buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2006


Third try a success! I love this place. It giveth and taketh away.
Posted Mar 26, 2015 12:26 am

JordanHWest Buttress attempt
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014


Snowed everyday, but had a blast. Next year I hope to make it all the way!
Posted Oct 30, 2014 10:37 pm

JmoeesqSo Close!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


Spent 21 days total on the Mountain, ascending for 15, getting stuck at high camp (17,200) for 5 days, waiting for a weather window, only to be forced to retreat due to timing/travel issues for everyone. Made the death march (retreat) in 24 straight hours just to get back to civilization only to get grounded at base camp due to more bad weather! Good thing we had cached "beverages" there! It was a great and horrible trip all in one. This Mountain changed my life. Would I make a second attempt some day? - Perhaps!
Posted Sep 29, 2014 10:40 am

badmajickWest Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013


The weather and crowds timed out perfectly. Storms were on rest days and Windy Corner was balmy. Up in 12, down in 15!
Posted Jul 22, 2014 3:02 pm

vanman798West Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014


Took 13 days to reach the summit. June 7, 2013 via the West Buttress Route. Great experience.
Posted Jul 3, 2014 7:58 pm

project360Mountain Storm
Date Climbed: May 3, 2011


Spent a week at high camp before decending due to career pressures. Will never do that again!
Posted Oct 25, 2013 4:55 pm

iemmiA week to summit, another week to descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013


It took us a week to summit, however, got stuck on high camp on the descent and it took another week before we could fly out from the glacier.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 7:33 pm

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