February 19, 2019
IMG Lead Guide, Kevin Kayl, radioed in this morning from near Panorama Point where the first Denali Prep Seminar of the season spent the night on the mountain. (Knowing just where to hike/camp in this area is essential as the face is prone to avalanche.) They were breaking down camp and reviewing options for today. In ideal conditions, they’d head up the Snowfield in the direction of Camp Muir. However, there is fresh snow falling and considerable accumulation in the forecast (up to 30″ at Paradise in the next 24-36 hours) with heavy winds and zero visibility, so Kevin and his assistant guides (Leanne Sebren, Keith Rumberg, and Phil Nicoletti) will carefully assess current and potential avalanche hazards and the team’s ability to travel uphill safely.
We will continue to monitor the weather for them and hope for improvements. Fortunately, this is exactly the type of terrain and weather-related decision making the prep seminars are designed to teach!
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