Ascent of Denali on 2012-05-20

Climber: Darren Knezek

Others in Party:Darren Knezek -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Jennifer Knezek
and John Judd.
Date:Sunday, May 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:20310 ft / 6190 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started on May the 2nd with Jennifer Knezek and John Judd. Very, very cold many -10 degree days. Caught in a snowstorm at 14,000 for 4 days and then a few more days to summit. Saved a Russians life who fell before high camp. Set up an anchor and helped him back up the 100 feet he fell. If he hadn't ht a boulder he would have fallen over 2,000 feet.
Great summit day with all three of us and Eric from Holland.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:13110 ft / 3995 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:13110 ft / 3995 m
    Route:West Buttress
    Start Trailhead:7200 ft / 2194 m
    Time:19 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Days 

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