Denali (Mount McKinley) Climber's Log
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|richardpattison||Route Climbed: West Buttress Date Climbed: Friday 29th June 2001|
|Via the West Buttress route. We were so fortunate to climb in June with great weather throughout, the 16 days were absolutely fantastic, a real experience of a lifetime. The scenery was totally amazing, far far better than you can ever imagine it could be.|
Even though this is the easiest route on the mountain, it's very important to train hard and be in super shape for the climb. The sled hauling early on can be dreadful, an exhausting week pulling your sled around the glacier. A good training technique for this is to drag a tyre around at home. Once you get to 14200 ft, the route is magnificent and the ridge leading to 17k is breath taking. The earlier you get to 17k, the more days you'll have to wait for a summit opportunity. Good luck...
|Posted Nov 21, 2002 6:50 am|
|asmrz||Route Climbed: West Buttress Date Climbed: May 1983 |
Date Climbed: May 11, 1983
|It took the six of us from Southern California 11 days to climb the big one in May 1983. We had superb conditions with 9 out of 11 days clear, with temperatures down to -37 F. Took 11 days RT from Kahiltna Glacier to the top and back and four days of traveling from/to Los Angeles.|
There were 25 people on the mountain, but we were the only US party.
|Posted Nov 15, 2002 9:34 pm|
|Ascending Path||Route Climbed: The W. Butt Date Climbed: '97,'98, '00,'01,'02|
|What an amazing mountain!|
We have guided this peak 8 times.
Please visit our website for more info:
|Posted Oct 31, 2002 2:05 pm|
|brandon||Route Climbed: West Butt Date Climbed: June 25, 2000|
|Crowded, but great. 15 days round trip, amazing weather for our summit day. |
Then spent a month travelling around Alaska where everyone treated us so nice. A woman loaned us her car for a week, then when we went to Anchorage, told us where her ex keeps the extra key to his house, where we hung out for a few days. Seakayaking on the coast. Make this a long trip and visit the last wild places in the US.
|Posted Sep 18, 2001 4:25 pm|
|Alan Arnette||Route Climbed: West Buttress Date Climbed: July 2001|
|This mountain should not be underestimated, especially if it is your first big climb. The wildcard will be the weather if you are physically prepared. We were turned back at Denali Pass by 100 mph winds adn closing weather. I have many pictures on my web site at www.alanarnette.com|
|Posted Aug 1, 2001 9:49 am|
|7summits||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 16- may-2000|
|It took us 13 days to get up this beautiful but cold and dangerous mountain. Check out the 7 summits site for a complete tripreport and all the info you need. Also send Denali eCards.|
Always rope up as there are too many hidden crevasses. Enjoy the climbing itself, don't focus on the summit only. Shield yourself from the extreme cold and you will find yourself on one of the most beautiful places on earth.
|Posted Mar 30, 2001 2:32 am|