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Ascent of Denali on 2021-05-31

Climber: Harry H

Date:Monday, May 31, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Denali
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:20310 ft / 6190 m

Ascent Trip Report

Unguided trip up Denali
In total we spend 10 full days on the mountain.
Day 1 arrived at basecamp at 8pm and headed to camp 1 arriving about 1am (since the sun doesn't really set this allowed us to travel during the cooler hours and while the snow bridges were holding better)
Day 2 moved to camp 11k
Day 3 moved to camp 14k - first 2 days were tough due to the single carry to each camp, as most port loads across multiple days. We also decided to take only 1 sled instead of two which I think worked well but it did mean one of us were much faster than the other
Day 4 we did an acclimatization cache up the fixed lines on the wall to 16k - Lauren didn't make it all the way and for good reason. We were really pushing our acclimatization
Days 5-7 two storms came through preventing us from leaving the tent. Luckily we had friendly neighbors to play cards with
Day 8 moved to camp 17k
Day 9 summit day
Day 10 we stayed at camp 17 while a storm rolled in then headed for camp 11k in the afternoon
Day 11 back to basecamp and got a flight out
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp



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