Post by blogger | June 14, 2010      

Spot tracking map showing progress from 14 camp, to the summit, and back.

Spot tracking map showing progress from 14 camp, to the summit, and back. Click to enlarge

No details yet, but the Spot Messenger shows that they’ve summited and made it back to camp. Stay tuned for a more detailed post after they’ve had a chance to rest. Another storm has come in, so wish them luck getting out.


Please Enjoy A Few Suggested WildSnow Posts


18 Responses to “Summit!”

  1. Derek June 14th, 2010 10:33 am

    :w00t: :w00t: Congrats Boys Praying for your safe return!!

  2. Drew Brannan June 14th, 2010 10:49 am


    Nice job Joe. Can’t wait for the pictures.

  3. dongshow June 14th, 2010 10:52 am

    excellent work

  4. Tuck June 14th, 2010 11:10 am


  5. Jon Waterman June 14th, 2010 11:47 am


  6. Lindy and Geoff June 14th, 2010 11:55 am

    What a great accomplishment for the whole team. It took a lot of time, planning, research, practice, hard work, patience, good weather, and luck to have this great adventure. Thanks to the entire team and their assistants for the fantastic efforts that made this all possible. We cannot wait to see and hear more about the ascent and descent on that beautiful Denali day and evening. Be diligent and safe as the trip winds down… we look forward to seeing you soon!

  7. Matt June 14th, 2010 12:34 pm

    Congrats guys! Got goosebumps just thinking about being up there. Safe travels on the descent!

  8. Mamam June 14th, 2010 12:44 pm

    So happy for you all to have reached the summit..looking forward to seeing the pics..I’ll keep you in my thoughts as you slide your way down..Take care, Mamam

  9. GR June 14th, 2010 12:57 pm

    Congrats on the summit! Safe travels for the rest of the journey!

  10. Adayak June 14th, 2010 1:10 pm

    Way to go! Here’s to a safe descent.

  11. Halsted June 14th, 2010 1:32 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Cheryl, Sam and Cullen June 14th, 2010 1:34 pm

    Simply amazing, you gotta take some pride in that unique accomplishment, looking forward to seeing the view from the summit! Stay safe.

  13. Robert lee June 14th, 2010 4:05 pm

    great stuff, congratulations to all involved,

    get down safely

  14. Edge June 14th, 2010 5:40 pm

    Nice job, team. I was getting concerned about Lou’s “old man” talk in the previous post. Did you make any turns?

  15. Steph Helfenbein June 15th, 2010 9:02 am

    Congratulations guys! So excited to see the photos!

  16. carver June 15th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Congrats to all of you from Beautiful Carbondale. Hope you remembered to read the Sopris Sun on the Summit??
    BTW Sopris has a new mantle of snow on her.

  17. John VanNostrand Jr September 3rd, 2010 3:28 pm

    Hi Lou,

    We are planning a trip to Denali this spring. Based on your experience this past spring would you have changed the timing of the trip. We are thinking of heading in the last week of May. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks you


  18. Lou September 3rd, 2010 5:22 pm

    John, yeah, I think I would have liked to be up there a week or two later even. For skiing, so the upper mountain would of had a better snow coating instead of all that blue ice and avalanche prone snow.

  Your Comments

  Recent Posts

Facebook Twitter Email Instagram Youtube

WildSnow Twitter Feed


  • Blogroll & Links

  • Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information & opinion website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners! Books and free ski touring news and information here.

    All material on this website is copyrighted, the name WildSnow is trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

    We include "affiliate sales" links with most of our blog posts. This means we receive a percentage of a sale if you click over from our site (at no cost to you). None of our affiliate commission links are direct relationships with specific gear companies or shopping carts, instead we remain removed by using a third party who manages all our affiliate sales and relationships. We also sell display "banner" advertising, in this case our relationships are closer to the companies who advertise, but our display advertising income is carefully separated financially and editorially from our blog content, over which we always maintain 100% editorial control -- we make this clear during every advertising deal we work out. Please also notice we do the occasional "sponsored" post, these are under similar financial arrangements as our banner advertising, only the banner or other type of reference to a company are included in the blog post, simply to show they provided financial support to and provide them with advertising in return. Unlike most other "sponsored content" you find on the internet, our sponsored posts are entirely under our editorial control and created by WildSnow specific writers.See our full disclosures here.

    Backcountry skiing is dangerous. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information and news on this website is intended only as general information. Due to human error and passing time, the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of Wild Snow as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.

    Switch To Mobile Version