- If anyone is interested, come on by... -Emilie :-) www.peakclimbing.org Emilie Cortes & John Gray- The Upper West Rib of DenaliMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2009View Source
If anyone is interested, come on by...
-Emilie :-)09/08/2009 - 7:00pm09/08/2009 - 9:00pmMeeting Location:The Summit Room at the Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
Emilie Cortes and John Gray, aka Team X Whisperers, formed a 2 person team to face the Upper West Rib of Denali (aka Mt McKinley) in June 2009. It was John's fourth time on Denali and Emilie's first time ever to Alaska. What was it like to suffer day after day uphill in temperatures that vacillated from subzero to boiling with a heavy pack and sled? Did all the logistical planning pay off or did they miss something critical? Did the dreaded "heat collecting volcanic ash" from the Mount Redoubt eruption in March affect the glacier conditions? Did the expedition strain their friendship or strengthen it? Did they summit? All these questions and more will be answered