June 26 Team – SUMMIT!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire June 26th team!

They worked very hard to reach the top of North America today.  Listen as each climbers gives a shout out from what many consider the hardest of the Seven Summits!

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June 26 Denali Team, HEADING FOR THE SUMMIT!

The Mountain Trip lead guide Jacob Schmitz called in with an update on the June 26 Denali West Buttress Expedition, who yesterday took their second rest day at High Camp. The team has enjoyed the expansive views from 17,200′ over the Alaska Range, catching their breath and preparing mentally and physically for the long, strenuous…

Team Jaahnavi Descending

Jaahnavi called in from the 7,800 ft camp this evening on their descent from high camp.  It sounds like they had a beautiful day on the descent and are planning to head to basecamp early tomorrow morning.  They’ll travel the final 5+ miles to base camp during the coldest time of the day and hope…

June 26 Team – Amanda Calls From 14 Camp

Amanda Birkett called from 14,200′ where the members of the June 26th Team are all enjoying spectacular weather, after their extended stay in a snowstorm at their previous camp.  Today, they reviewed skills that they will need to use as they move higher up the mountain. The guides established a series of “fixed lines” by…

Team Jaahnavi Checks In From 14,200′

Our guide Kristin Arnold called on behalf of Team Jaahnavi.  They descended down from High Camp at 17,200′ to the big basin camp at 14,200′ today.  It was a long descent, but Jaahnavi did really well, even climbing up on top of a rock tower known as “Washburn’s Thumb!” Back in camp, they settled in…