I continue with my #summitsathome series and today is the turn of Denali, a record among friends. It was a great adventure. Denali is the highest peak in North America. Jordi Tosas, Seb Montaz and Vivian Bruchez were with me there. I had the feeling of being in a very wild environment, very far from cities and any route. It was very different from when I spent time in the great mountains of Europe, in the Alps. It was just us and the mountain. And that's it.
The weather was bad for much of the route and I suffered with the height difference and the cold. I took two very special memories with me: the one at the top, not because it was beautiful, because there was fog and I couldn't see anything, but because I thought "my legs will finally stop hurting." And, also, when I arrived at Rescue Gully and I found Jordi and Vivian waiting for me.
You can find out more about how the Summits of My Life project started in A Fine Line:
Also, I would like to share with you what wrote about the experience Jordi, Vivian and also Agustín Zulueta, the engineer who designed the ice ax I used.
Jordi Tosas, mountaineer and friend who participated in the challenge.
Vivian Bruchez, mountain guide, extreme ski specialist, friend, who was part of the challenge team.
Agustín Zulueta, an industrial engineer who designed the ice ax I used.
Also, I found some videos we made back then under the name of 'McKinley Series':