Ascent to Denali-Top of the Fixed Lines on 2021-06-14

Climber: Denis Dean

Date:Monday, June 14, 2021
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Denali - Top of the Fixed Lines
    Elevation:16200 ft / 4937 m
    Remaining Elevation:4110 ft / 1253 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with Dave Covill, Jan Schmidt, Hillary and Julie Smith, Brandon Thompson, Jill Webster, Rodney and Lucy Westlake. Landed on glacier on June 4, camped at Base Camp one night, Camp 1 (7,800') 2 nights, Emergency camp due to white out snow (9,300') three nights, Camp 2 (11,200') 2 nights, Camp 3 (14,200') 5 nights with a cache run to top of fixed lines (16,200'), after failing to achieve a suitable three day weather window to safely ascend and faced with an awful long range forecast of hurricane force winds and snow we decided to descend, spending one night at Camp 2 (11,200') and one night at Camp 1 (7,800').
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:16 nights away from roads

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