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Adrian is back from his trip to Denali. Check out his write-up on how things went.
We got up to 17,200, which is the high camp. It's a snow and ice barren land, dry air and wind is brutal. Not a good place to live.
from base camp (7,200) to 11,000 camp, the weather is hot, the snow acts as reflector of sun, so it's super hot the whole time, but you can't strip down otherwise, you get sun and wind burn really bad.
After 11,000, it's cooler, but the altitude and wind kick in to make your life just more difficult, and it's still fairly hot.
After 14,000, we just get hit with bad weather everyday. In the morning, before direct sun light, it's freezing. after sun light, it gets better, but it generally snow, foggy, whiteout. The camp is shielded in three sides with high ridge, which is great for protection from bad weather somewhat. Unfortunately, the faces of high ridges accumulate snow, creating a lot of avalanche danger, there are a couple of them that hit pretty close to home. one of them literally force everyone to run from one side of the camp to the other side.
Moving up from 14,000 to 17,000 involves going up a headwall to get onto a ridge, steep and exposed. It's can be sunny and calm while on the headwall, once on top of the headwall and before the ridge, it can be a total whiteout, with wind constantly battering you, barely hearing your partner's shouts.
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