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Title: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: Nacho on May 30 2007, 03:56
Hi everybody. I'm going to Denali on june 18th. Does anybody know if I can hire a VHF device at Anchorage, or Talkeetna?

Thank you... Nacho.
Title: Re: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: 7summits on May 31 2007, 00:04
Hola Nacho!

Which route are you going to climb? I am not sure if they still do it, but before the Airtaxi operators use to rent radio handsets to their clients. See the denali pages for their details.

You can also try to contact AMH and REI in Anchorage, if they do not rent them, then they might sell some affordable ones.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Cheers,
Harry 8)
Title: Re: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: Nacho on May 31 2007, 00:25
Hi Harry. Thank you for your answer.

We're planning to climb the upper section of the West Rib. The rangers said that the lower section in mid june is very dangerous because the crevasses are very open. The West Buttress is a good option too.  ;)

Yesterday we call to fly K2, and said that they not fly in these dates because the conditions of the glacier are not good. We're planning the return for 8th July, do you know if its possible? And, if the aircraft can't land, whicha are the options?

Maybe we have to wait another year  :'(.

Thank you... Nacho
Title: Re: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: 7summits on May 31 2007, 00:34
Hola Nacho,

oops, that is quite late  :P
Usually people try to get out end of June the latest, and with the changing temperatures, I can see that even that might be a problem. The only options are to walk out. South will be hell with millions of crevasses, so best option would be to traverse over Denali pass and go down the Karstens ridge and go down to Wonder Lake in Denali park. That will actually be fun, though expect some wild rivers to cross.

It will mean that you have to carry your sleds up to Denali pass before going for a summit attempt on the Rib. But that is a good acclimatisation climb  >:D  :angel:

Keep us posted.
Title: Re: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: Nacho on May 31 2007, 00:53
Maybe we wait until may 2008.... The Andes are not so bad.

Thank you... Nacho
Title: Re: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: Nacho on Jun 8 2007, 21:40
We're still going to Denali on 18th June. Thank you for the data.
Nacho.
Title: Re: Hire VHF for Denali
Post by: MvdB on Jun 11 2007, 15:09
Good luck then nacho