Denali Climber's Log

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iemmi

iemmi - Jul 27, 2013 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

A week to summit, another week to descent  Sucess!

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.

mkmiller

mkmiller - Jul 10, 2013 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2003

Denali summit  Sucess!

21 days on the mountain

Steve Gruhn - Jul 9, 2013 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Geriatric ascent  Sucess!

I accompanied Tom Choate to the summit via the West Buttress. At 78 Tom became the oldest person ever to reach the summit.

TeeLee

TeeLee - Jun 27, 2013 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

100th anniversary summit  Sucess!

On my fifth venture up Denali since 2006, me and fellow SP member Andy Howell summitted on the exact 100th anniversary of Harper's first steps atop this mutha. It also meant, for me, the completion of all 50 U.S. state highpoints, a quest my wife (who climbed 49 of them) and I started in 1996 in Texas. Elated to achieve this and to do so on the 100th anniversary really adds some zing to it.

sbkelley

sbkelley - Jun 12, 2013 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2013

West Buttress  Sucess!

Successful trip and an adventure for the ages for our unguided group of six - 5 from CO, and 1 from AZ! 16 days from Kahiltna Base to the summit and back. Spent 4 nights at 17k camp, but patience paid off. 12 hour summit day, and temps on top were around -10 with light winds and full sun. Can't beat that! Long, long descent, but it felt good to get back to Talkeetna.

ephrat

ephrat - Jun 11, 2013 11:47 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2013

West Buttress  Sucess!

Had absolutely perfect weather! T2T in 10 days. Trip report here

hunterslee

hunterslee - May 31, 2013 9:49 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Good weather window  Sucess!

Had a great weather window after being pinned down low on the mountain...in and out in 14 days.

project360

project360 - Jan 2, 2013 11:43 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2011

What a Adventure  Sucess!

Another great adventure in the spirit of the mountains.

Fletch

Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

highpointing  Sucess!

See you at the top!

donutslayer

donutslayer - Nov 14, 2012 2:52 pm

Traverse!  Sucess!

Went up the West Buttress and then down the Muldrow Glacier. The way out is what made the trip!

swamy

swamy - Jul 18, 2012 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

solo summit  Sucess!

Reached the summit around 5:00 pm.
Was followed by a team of 2 Alpine Ascents guides and 5 clients.
One of the guide was Vern Tejas.

DarrenKnezek

DarrenKnezek - Jun 21, 2012 1:14 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Cold, Hard, and Loads of Adventure!  Sucess!

Climbed the West Buttress with Jennifer Knezek, and John Judd. Started on May 2nd, got caught in a snow storm at 14,000 and summited a few days later. Rescued a Russian climber who fell off the ridge above Washburn's Thumb, luckily, Jennifer saw him fall about 100 feet where he hit a large rock before a 2,000 foot death fall. Erik from Holland tied into the end of our rope at the start of the Autobahn since no one in his group was going. Great summit day. Took a rest day at 17,000 and headed back to Kahiltna Base Camp.
What a grand adventure!!

ScottyP

ScottyP - Jun 4, 2012 12:08 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Second time the charm  Sucess!

After getting sick in 2010, this year felt awesome! Great summit ridge...And oh those views from 17k ridge...Scott

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Jun 4, 2012 12:22 pm

Re: Second time the charm

Very nice Scott!!!!!! What's next, I see a pattern developing?

KevinPourroy

KevinPourroy - Nov 26, 2011 3:34 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

Denali Pro pin  Sucess!

Climbed with four other climbers that I met on this site. Got a Denali Pro Pin for environmental stewardship!

Sieto

Sieto - Jul 10, 2011 9:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

Denali 2011 with AMS  Sucess!

I climbed Denali in may and june 2011, with a group guided by the Alaska Mountaineering School. The trip only took 16 days, including 3 days at high camp (17k). We were all very happy to summit during the one day weahter window. It was a bit busy though.

zoomloco

zoomloco - Jul 7, 2011 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011

Alpine style solo ascent  Sucess!

Overnights at 11k at 2 nights at 14k before a push to the summit on day 4 via west buttress. Most parties were huddled at 17k camp because of supposedly bad conditions but one other party also summited that day, the last decent day of the weather window for the next 4 days.

gato

gato - Jul 3, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Summit #3  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the mountain, great crew! Summited with 8 total, first crew up and down that day.

kevo

kevo - Jun 19, 2011 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

Two man unguided team, both summited. Made the summit on day 11 in a very small weather window. Made the push to 17k with no cache and went for the summit the next day.

lefty

lefty - Jun 13, 2011 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

Got lucky and only had to spend 14 days on the mountain to get it done.

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