|Denali, Sultana, and Begguya, across the Susitna River. Photo credit Peter McCarthy.|
I suppose the 2015 Harvard Mountaineering Club expedition to Denali formally got underway the night before last when Peter McCarthy & Ian Bolliger flew in to basecamp. I heard briefly from Peter this morning (requesting more tortillas...already?!) and it seems they've enjoyed some fun skiing. Hollie and I aim to join them tomorrow, after which we'll all get underway on the West Buttress. What objectives are open to us after that remains to be seen; so far this year only one climber has summited, and reports indicate winds regularly over 80mph on the upper mountain. Hopefully conditions will abate as the season unfolds.
We won't be live blogging (I like to keep my wilderness a little wild) but I'll endeavor to get photos and a trip report online once we return, so please check back.
In the words of one of the greats,
"Peace, Love, and Bacon Grease"