Chris Simpson wrote:I wonder what kind of shape the teams House led were in?
What kind of physical shape do you think it takes to climb Denali in 8 days?
I have a climbing partner who climbed it in 8 days, but he also climbed Cho Oyo with Steve House and Scott Johnson. On one trip to AK, we bumped into a French team who climbed Denali in 8 days RT by taking Diamox. They had no bad weather days.
All funning aside, I think if you head up with the mentality of doing it in 8 days or whatever, you are setting yourself up for failure. Go ahead and climb it as quickly as conditions allow, but absolutely listen to your body. Your previous experience on Mexican volcanoes has little bearing on Denali.