Camping at 14,000 feet is no joke.
Climbing the 20,000 foot summit of Denali is worth it.
7,000 vertical feet. Ouch.
When the hike into a basecamp involves covering 13 miles over 7,000 vertical feet, it's more than important that your gear-to-food-to-supplies ratio is on point. or your 120 pounds sled may end up closer to 200. Cody Townsend conquered Denali with a group of professional skiers and mountaineers in June, 2017. Here's a selection of the gear he took and recommends to other high altiude basecamp pursuers. Read all about his story on our blog.