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Denali - West Buttress - Wed, May 9 2018
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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.
|Event Location:|| Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S.A.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, May 9 2018
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Mar 1 2018 11:55:00 AM
|Event Duration:||Up to 4 weeks|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Extremely Difficult|
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Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
This is a self-propelled, unguided
expedition to Denali (6,190 m), the highest
mountain peak in North America.
Distance (return): 52km
Eleveation difference: 4,049m
2 days per camp: one cache day + one
moving day + N bad weather days + summit day =
at least 12- 14 days to the summit.
Realistic success rate is ~25% for the
guided trips, and much less for the independent
expeditions. Simply running out of food because
of being stuck in a 10 days storm or getting
sick of the altitude/cold or combined of the
above is not unheard of. So let's be modest
with our ambitions, train hard before
departure, hope the luck will be on our side
and see how far we can get.
This expedition is independent, there will be
no guides; each climber must contribute to its
safety, fun and success, in that order.
- Formal mountaineering training.
- Solid "Top Ten
Technical Skills of The Modern Alpine
- Have climbed with the expedition leader in
- Have successfully climbed peaks above 5,000m,
unassisted (no guides, no pills).
- Have climbed and camped at air temperatures
below -20° C
- Able to attend all expedition coordination
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
Either registration for this event is closed, or the event is full, or the trip leader needs to review and accept your application for this event. Add yourself to the Waiting/Screening List here.