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Denali Expedition: Van Deventer & Team Enjoy First Night on the Glacier

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 6:54 am PT

We spent our first night in the Alaska range cozy in our -20 bags and woke to clear skis and a stunning view all around. The peak of Denali above had a small cloud hat, but otherwise the mountains jutted up into the blue and the sky promised another gorgeous day. We fired the stoves for breakfast and as the sun got closer to camp, woke everyone.

After bagel bacon sandwiches, we set to the task of organizing what gear we were going to move uphill to cache. A fair bit of our food and fuel made up the bulk of it. We departed, loads considerably lighter than yesterday and worked our way up Ski Hill. Several hours of steady uphill work brought us to 9700', where we opted to dig a deep hole in the snow and hide our treasure, to be retrieved in a few days. Moving light and downhill, we made quick work of the descent back to camp and a dinner of burritos. And so goes the rhythm of Denali - wake, eat, walk, eat, sleep. We'll touch base tomorrow.

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer, Leif Bergstrom, Erika Birkeland, and team


Comments (4)

Yay burritos!!
Wishing you guys best of rest and best of power and energy for your journey.
Thanks for blogging, it makes it lovely to day dream about majestic Alaska. Be sure to look near Cassiopeia for the Andromeda galaxy, you can see it from up there with just your eyes, looks like a little smudge up there.

Posted by: Kasia Pawluskiewicz on

Hello there!!
Have d’un, enjoy a lot and record all the special moments you’re gonna live

Posted by: Beth on

Wishing you a memorable climb Pete + team, Waltero

Posted by: Waltero Glover on

Great!  Hope the weather continues to be good.

Posted by: Larry Ellis on

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