Field Report, June 22

June 22, 2016 Posted by: Maureen Gualtieri

TODAY'S STATS

    Denali    

Mt. Foraker

Registered Climbers

1,137

16

Climbers Currently On Mountain

260

0

Completed Climbs

827

16

Number of Summits

485

7

Summit Percentage

58%

44%

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Weather Report

7,200 feet -  There are a few clouds over basecamp, as well as plumes off Denali, Lisa's Peak (12,200'), and Mount Hunter with snow transport. Wind in camp was 5 mph out of the east, with gusts to 12 mph out of the southeast. 

In the last 12 hours:
Current temp:  -1 C / 30 F
Low temp:  -2 C / 28 F
High temp:  0 C / 32 F

14,200 feet -  It's a clear, but windy morning on the upper mountain. Standing wind was 19 mph out of the east, with gusts to 51 mph out of the northeast. 

In the last 12 hours:
Current temp:  -10 C / 14 F
Low temp:  -11 C / 12 F
High temp:  -9 C / 16 F

 

FAA Kahiltna Glacier webcam 

National Weather Service forecast


Ranger Update

NPS Denali Patrol #4 (Shain, 4 VIPs)  All patrol members were at the 14 camp last night, and they intend to head down to basecamp tonight for a flight out to Talkeetna tomorrow.

NPS Denali Patrol #5 (Gentzel, 3 VIPs)  Not much movement today on the upper mountain as windy conditions are prevalent at all elevations. 

NPS Denali Patrol #6 (Weber, Preston, 4 VIPs)  The team is camped at 11,200-feet, with intentions of heading up to 14 camp tomorrow morning if conditions allow.

NPS Basecamp Patrol #5 (Erickson, 2 VIPs)  The patrol made it to the Pika Glacier, a.k.a. Little Switzerland, yesterday for a little clean-up and a little climbing.

Route Conditions

Lots of snow coupled with cooler temperatures translates to good travel conditions on the lower glacier. The upper basecamp landing strip is established, but not being used regularly now that conditions have improved.


Photo of the Day

 skier does backflip at 14,200-foot camp
Climber Vladimir Johnstone performs a backflip at the 14,200-foot camp. NPS Photo/Dan Corn

Last updated: August 18, 2016

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