Denali – Spring 2018

Thanks for visiting!

Patrick, Brent, and I will be climbing Denali by the West Buttress route this spring. Our expedition is officially registered with the National Park Service as  PB&J 😄
This page links to a sort of live blog that will be updated by my wife Beth (thanks!) while we’re on the mountain. We will have a two-way satellite communication device that should let us send text messages with some regularity to keep friends and family up to date as much as possible.

About Denali

Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) at 20,310′ is the highest point in North America. It’s located in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
The mountain is known for it’s cold temperatures (not uncommon to hit -40ºF), wind (80+mph in storms), and snowfall (multiple FEET per storm). These storms roll through with some regularity and a typical expedition will find themselves hunkering down in their tent for days waiting for safe travel conditions.

The Route
West Buttress Climbing Route
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