Floor Associate Zac had to turn back from his second attempt on Denali:
Alaska! Finally after a failed attempt the previous year we were on the Cassin Ridge with a good weather window ahead.
My partner, Colin Kinsman and I had acclimatized well and made it to the base of the south face where the route begins. Many hours later we arrived at Cassin Ledge, the last safe point of retreat, we assessed our speed and determined that we did not have enough food and fuel to continue on.
After a long effort, we were safe and sound on the West Buttress with many lessons learned.
Featured here are the G2 EVO boots by La Sportiva, which climbed surprisingly well in technical terrain. Complete with some super dull Petzl Dart Crampons and Petzl Nomic Ice Tools we felt comfortable on all the terrain Denali had to offer!