AAI Guide Lakpa Rita checked in from Ingraham Flats after a successful summit climb! The team reported excellent climbing conditions. They are headed down the mountain to take advantage of a much needed celebratory meal.
AAI Guide Victor McNeil just checked in from the base of Sharkfin Tower in beautiful Boston Basin. The team climbed the Southeast Ridge (5.0) as a warm-up for the ultra-classic West Ridge of Forbidden tomorrow.
AAI Director of Field Operations, Jonathon Spitzer, took a “break” from office life to work on the DC route today. Looking good!
AAI Guide Jangbu Sherpa checked in from the 8-Day Emmons course. The team is doing well and will be moving up to Camp Schurman (9,440′) later on today. They will be making their summit attempt from here very early tomorrow morning. Good luck!
AAI Guide David Gottlieb checked in from the 7/20 10-Day course. The team successfully summitted Glacier Peak (10,541′), made it back to high camp safely, and will be coming out of the field later on today. Congrats team!
I was extremely impressed with the AAI Denali climb. It exceeded my expectations and reaching the summit of Denali was one of the best experiences of my life. The guides were awesome, the logistics were well taken care of, and safety was always paramount.