FINAL DISPATCH JUNE 26 TEAM

A final dispatch from lead guide Adam Smith: We climbed the breathtaking 16000-foot ridge towards high camp and passed the remaining climbers on their descent. Arriving to a deserted camp at 17,200 feet and watching the final groups round Windy Corner and out of sight, the isolation sunk in. It is a wild and special…

June 26th Team back in Talkeetna

The team arrived in base camp early in the afternoon today, and shortly after hopped in ski planes and were in Talkeetna.   They are spending tonight enjoying the relative civilization of Talkeetna and will be coming back to Anchorage tomorrow.  Congratulations to everyone on the team for working hard and getting down safely.  This was…

June 26 Team – Making a Summit Bid!

We received the call this morning that the June 26th Team awoke feeling good and decided to make an attempt at the summit of Denali! Part of Mountain Trip’s Risk Management strategy for summit day is that the guides will call our Alaska Operations Director prior to departing for the summit.  This helps the guides…

June 26 Team Moved to High Camp!

Lead Guide Adam Smith called in from 17,200′ after the team moved up from their home of the past few days at Camp 3 (14,200′).  The team had a perfect day to move and so they loaded up their packs early in the morning and started uphill. The route begins with a moderate snow slope…

June 26 Team is Poised to Move High!

Mickey called in on behalf of the June 26th Team, after a tough day of eating, lounging, eating, making snowmen, and more lounging, as the climbers rested and gave their bodies one more day at 14,200′ before they move up to their High Camp, a full 2,000′ higher.  It is important to gain as good…