Alp 2 walked to the top of the continent, summiting Denali in great style and with a bit of wind!

Great news friends, family, and loved ones, this is Paul Koubek calling in for Alp 2. Today Alp 2 left 17 Camp/High Camp (at 17,200 feet) and walked its way, all the way to the top of the continent (at 20,320 feet)!

We found increasing winds along the way, so our summit stop was short. But everybody made it back, safe and sound after tagging the top of the continent, and with all fingers and toes intact.

Folks are tired, they’re in bed. And Kirah and I are busy whipping up dinner for folks, before we hit the sack ourselves.

Thanks for following our cybercast. We look forward to moving down tomorrow, weather permitting, the winds have definitely picked up around here.


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