Sitting in the Anchorage airport now waiting to board flights back to Missoula I am more exhausted than I have ever been after a trip. 21 days is a long time to spend on any mountain. But this Denali trip was a little different. As I mention there were only 4 good legs amongst the 5 clients. This meant traveling a little slower and making twice as many camps and carrying twice as much weight. Despite only making it up to 15,500 feet it was still one of the coolest trips that I have ever guided.
|Shadow of Denali from 11,200'|
After some hard days when I was exhausted I remembered that I had both my legs so really I was really doing all right.
|View from Windy Corner|
|Getting ready to carry loads up the fixed lines|
|Took us 6 hours to build these two tent platforms (that we never actually used) in the ice at 16,400'|
|Cool clouds over Mt. Foraker|