June 1 Team plans to move to 14,200 ft.

Mountain Trip guide Jason Denley called in with an update on the June 1 Denali West Buttress Expedition. The team has been at it on the mountain for a week today. Yesterday, they cached at 13,200 ft. and slept at Camp 2 at 11,200 ft. Jason said everyone is looking great, feeling strong and the…

June 1 Team Calls from Camp 2

Honglin Guo called in from the beautiful basin camp on the West Buttress route of Denali.  The team moved up in cold, somewhat foggy conditions, climbing about 4.5 miles above the site of their previous camp. The route climbed up the first big hill of the route, known as Ski Hill, which starts right above…

June 1st Denali Team is Moving up Glacier

Lead guide Jacob Schmitz called in from Camp1 at 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team had a brief delay due to weather and could not fly out of Talkeetna on the 2nd, as planned.  They spent the day reviewing skills and so they were ready to hit the glacier running.  Well, actually, they got…

JUNE 1 TEAM IN TALKEETNA

Our air services provider determined that the weather was not appropriate to fly into Base Camp, so the team spent the day exploring the small town of Talkeetna. Here’s a photo of the team in the process of weighing all of their food and equipment for the expedition. It’s a big task! Fingers crossed for…