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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby ScottyP » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:35 am

Kiefer, sounds like you took your sled around windy corner! We cached ours below! I did not mind the sled that way :-)
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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:26 am

I took my sled around Windy Corner. I have no idea wtf is the big deal about it. The section is short and not as steep as people say it is. Even with the terrible icy conditions that rangers said were present in late may 2011, I let the thing dangle to the side, and it was fine. Not big deal. Seemed like the descent is when most people hate the sleds.
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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby Kiefer » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:27 pm

Yep. Windy Corner was a pain but it was Squrell (sp) Hill that was a pain in the ass. We actually lost a sleeve of tent poles on that section. We just couldn't get the damn sled to stay upright. Good thing we brought an extra tent...just in case. In the end, I just "power-pulled" the sled past the ice flow to an old camp some Italians used a few days previous. Next time, it gets left behind!
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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby Tashidelek » Fri May 04, 2012 5:47 am

Hi,

Has anyone having issue with ranger approval process for 2012? My group submitted all paperwork a month ago and the stuff are still among the pile on ranger's desk. Was told many have been calling constantly, trying to figure out their permit status. One month to go but have yet to make travel arrangement because of this. In the past $250 was the total and $20 was charged upfront. Now the total is $350 and the whole is charged upfront. Guess higher price buys you more bureaucracy. I am rather beyond disbelief and desperate. Do you have the same problem?

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Re: Denali Climb 2012

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Re: Denali Climb 2012

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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby ScottyP » Thu May 31, 2012 9:40 pm

We were a day behind that accident. Lots of hard ice in that arera due to the winds.. Sad...
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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby Jesus Malverde » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:06 am

ScottyP wrote:We were a day behind that accident. Lots of hard ice in that arera due to the winds.. Sad...

ScottyP,
Any good news about your trip? Make it back in one piece? Good People? Good times? A summit?
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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby ScottyP » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:04 am

Yeah, summited on SUNDAY via WB. Great climb, cold but clear 13 out of 16 days! Saw Vince Anderson there putting up new routes, WOW! Vern Tejas was also there, summited two days before us for acclimatization and returned for a 24 hour push round trip KIA to KIA. Studly!!
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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby Enkidu » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:06 am

ScottyP wrote:Yeah, summited on SUNDAY via WB. Great climb, cold but clear 13 out of 16 days! Saw Vince Anderson there putting up new routes, WOW! Vern Tejas was also there, summited two days before us for acclimatization and returned for a 24 hour push round trip KIA to KIA. Studly!!


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Re: Denali Climb 2012

Postby Jesus Malverde » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:14 am

ScottyP wrote:Yeah, summited on SUNDAY via WB. Great climb, cold but clear 13 out of 16 days! Saw Vince Anderson there putting up new routes, WOW! Vern Tejas was also there, summited two days before us for acclimatization and returned for a 24 hour push round trip KIA to KIA. Studly!!

Excellent! Great news!
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