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Joan Phelps, a blind woman from Anchorage summited a few hours after me, guided by her twin sons Marty and Mike. The most remarkable ascent ofthis year. Denali, Alaska Mt Mc Kinley and Chulitna River at sunset. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. Denali, winter sunrise. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. Mount McKinley rises above autumn tundra. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. Mt Mc Kinley from Denali State Park. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. Mt Foraker and Mt Mc Kinley emerge from a sea of clouds. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. This time, I had to painfully break the trail, which was swept by the recent storm. It is hard work when you are by yourself. Denali, Alaska From the cockpit. The three main summits of the range are, from left to right, Mt Foraker, Mt Hunter, and Mt McKinley, which is cloud-capped, as often. Alaska The first important camp, where people gather at a same spot, is found at 11000. Denali, Alaska The next day, I would cross the gully and climb the ridge. Denali, Alaska Alaska range and sunset sky. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. Midnight alpenglow on Mt Hunter, seen from the 14300ft on Mc Kinley. Denali, Alaska The treacherous Denali Pass, scene of numerous accidents. The descending traverse is somewhat delicate for tired climbers. Moreover some take only ski poles and therefore cannot self-arrest. Denali, Alaska Across the gully, the last camp spot is visible. Denali, Alaska Summit Ridge of Mt McKinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. Mountaineers descend West Buttress of Mt McKinley. Denali National Park, Alaska, USA. On the West Rib. Denali, Alaska The low-profile tents have to be protected against the wind (which can reach 100mph). Climbers dig a hole and built thick snow-walls by sawing off large chunks of frozen snow. Denali, Alaska I leave by myself the camp for a summit attempt, taking a cut-off to the West Rib. The West Buttress route goes to the pass, through the steep wall, and is quite crowded. Denali, Alaska The temperatures during the day were pleasant, but within fifteen minutes after the sun has disappeared, they would drop down to subzero (F). This was a warm year, with minimum temperatures of -20F.. Denali, Alaska

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