Early morning view of 14,200 ft camp from just below the fixed lines. With the exception of a party who set off early on the Upper West Rib I'm the only person moving on the mountain between 14,200 and 17,200 ft; a rare privilege on this route.
|Nice goggle tan...|
|Sunrise progressing up the Kahiltna, just reaching 14,200 ft.|
|The previous days crowds had left a well worn trail, and I enjoyed having it all to my self enormously.|
|Dave and Peter were just surfacing when I reached their camp at 17,200 ft. After breakfast (their first, my second) we set off up the autobahn toward Denali Pass.|
|Peter and Dave approaching the top of "pig hill"|
|Summit Ridge in evening light|
|Harvard Mountaineering Club, Denali Summit, 20, 230 ft.|
June 15th 2012, 9.30pm.