High altitude cooking basics on Denali, North America’s highest peak

Have you ever wondered how mountaineers feed themselves and stay hydrated at high-altitude on expeditions to places such as Denali in Alaska? Climbing Denali – all 20,310ft of it – requires a serious energy output. Clients and guides spend up to 21 days carrying anywhere from 90-120 pounds apiece for 13,000 vertical feet of ascent. Climbers easily burn up to 5,000 calories and drink 4-6 liters of water per day. Here are the basics: Kitchen set-up and equipment On Denali we dedicate a kitchen mid-tent for cooking, eating and enjoying hot … Continue reading High altitude cooking basics on Denali, North America’s highest peak