3 Teams Summit Today!

Three Mountain Trip Teams were able to reach the summit today!  It was a beautiful day, a bit cold, but clear and light winds on the summit this evening. The June 5 (Japan 8 8) Team, the June 8 (Private led by Sebastian) Team and the June 9 Team stood on top of the highest…

June 9 Team at High Camp

The team took advantage of good weather today to move from 14 Camp, up the fixed lines on the “headwall”, to High Camp at 17,200. The views from this section of the climb are stunning,  and it sounds like the team enjoyed the views as they ascended. The climbers are currently resting, hydrating, and relaxing…

Eric Calls from June 9 Team

The team is doing great and climbed up to over 16,000 ft today on a ridge that leads up to high camp before descending back down to 14,200ft.  This is some of the steepest and most beautiful terrain on the West Buttress route, ascending a steep face where there is a fixed line for additional…

June 9 Ward Team

Krista Garvey called in on behalf of our June 9th private team with Rich Ward, Eric Larson and her husband Keith.  She sent out Happy Father’s Day wishes to all the team’s fathers! The team is doing well and plans to move up to 14,200′ tomorrow.  This will be a big day for the crew,…

Denali Update- Planes are Flying!

Well, they say that one thing you can count on with the weather is that it will always change.  The stormy, snowy weather that has taken up residence over much of the Alaska Range has released its icy hold and planes are flying!  All of our teams that have been stuck at Base Camp are…

GREETINGS, JUNE 9TH TEAM

We’d like to welcome Rich Ward to Alaska!  Rich will be joining senior Mountain trip guide Eric Larson, Keith Garvey, and Krista Garvey, on an attempt of the West Buttress of North America’s highest peak.   The West Buttress is a classic mountaineering challenge that climbs 13,000′ from the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier to…