Donna Chapel introduced our October 11 speaker, her husband of over 40 years, Tom Chapel.  Tom kept the club attentive as he shared his experience of ascending Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) in Alaska.  Between May 27 and June 13, 2016, Tom and a team of 3 other Colorado climbers were flown in to the west buttress of Denali and trekked to 5 different subcamps along the way.  In order to survive the trek they each carried backpacks weighing over 60 pounds and pulled a sled with additional food and supplies as far as they could.  Once the sled could not navigate the climb they had to make “double carries”, going back and forth between camps to get gear up to their point of assent. The climbers, as Team Orion, ultimately reached the summit on the evening of June 10, returning to Denver on June 14.  Tom’s photographs captured the spectacular views, the dangerous terrain, and majesty of an amazing journey.