Category Archives: Denali

Climbing & Culture in Alaska: The Final Days

Day 12 Tuesday May 26th: We woke up early to strike camp.  We were tired after our sojourn to the top of North America but there was a calm energy amongst the group.  We knew that the summit was only … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Culture and Climbing in Alaska: Summit Day!

Day 11 Monday 25 May: I woke after the best night of sleep the entire trip.  This was strange since we were over 17k; my acclimation must be working.  We spent the morning brewing water to fill all our bottles … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Culture and Climbing in Alaska: Day 10

Day 10 Sunday May 24th: We moved to 17 camp today.  We woke in cold temperatures hours before the sun was due to warm up camp.  The cold motivated us to keep moving while we packed up everything either to … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Days 6 – 9

RandR Day 6 Wednesday May 20th: Our first rest day!  Sleeping in was required then breakfast became brunch which quickly turned into lunch as we grazed through our food supply for several hours.    On a somber note we learned … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Days 4 & 5

Day 4 Monday May 18th: We woke to another nice day, this time with the help of an alarm clock to get us going earlier than the previous mornings.  After breakfast it took us an hour to pack and rope … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Days 2 & 3

7800_Camp Day 2 Saturday May 16th:  Climbing in Alaska in May means it never gets dark.  While the sun may go behind the mountain, which has around 17,000 feet of relief, it does not set.  At best your tent might … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Climbing and Culture in Alaska: Prelude & Day 1

   Denali requires respect.  It also requires skill and a lot of planning especially if you are not using one of the six authorized guide services.  So with these points in mind I have previously filed an attempt on Denali … Continue reading

Posted in Climbing, Denali, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments