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Ascent of Denali on 2019-06-09

Climber: Dustin Wittmier

Date:Sunday, June 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Denali
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:20310 ft / 6190 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a guided expedition of the West Buttress by RMI Expeditions for which I was the Second Assistant. We were 21 days on the mountain and got 4/8 clients to the top and 2/3 guides. Below is a quick breakdown of our stats for each day, including mileage and elevation gained (ft):

1. Base Camp to Camp One - 5.41, 1091'
2. Carry to 10100 Cache - 6.79, 2426'
3. Camp One to 11 Camp - 4.28, 3239'
4. Back Carry to 10100 - 1.8, 900'
5. Storm Day at 11 Camp
6. Storm Day at 11 Camp
7. Carry to 13500 Cache - 4.09, 2574'
8. 11 Camp to 14 Camp - 2.74, 3012'
9. Back Carry to 13500 - 1.38, 438'
10. Carry to 16600 Cache - 3.24, 2559'
11. Rest Day 14 Camp
12. 14 Camp to 17 Camp - 1.97, 3147'
13. Summit Attempt (weather worse than forecasted) - 1.42,1208'
14. Storm Day at 17 Camp
15. Storm Day at 17 Camp
16. 17 Camp to 14 Camp - 1.97, 0'
17. Rest Day at 14 Camp
18. 14 Camp to 17 Camp - 1.97, 3147'
19. Summit - 5.14, 3187'
20. 17 Camp to 11 Camp - 4.71, 0'
21. 11 Camp to Base Camp - 9.69, 493'
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:27334 ft / 8331 m
    Total Elevation Loss:27334 ft / 8330 m
    Round-Trip Distance:56.6 mi / 91 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:27334 ft / 8331 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 13310 ft / 4057 m; Extra: 14024 ft / 4274m
    Loss on way in:14024 ft / 4274 m
    Distance:38.3 mi / 61.6 km
    Start Trailhead:7000 ft / 2133 m
    Time:19 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:13310 ft / 4056 m
    Distance:18.3 mi / 29.5 km
    End Trailhead:7000 ft / 2133 m
    Time:2 Days 



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