May 30 Denali Team headed for the summit today!

Lead Guide Scott Woollums with the Mountain Trip May 30 Denali West Buttress expedition (referred to individually by nickname) called in with an update from the lofty High Camp at 17,200′. The team just moved up yesterday in what Scott described as “absolutely perfect” weather, and set up camp on a beautiful evening, with views…

May 30 Team feeling healthy at Camp 3

Lead Guide Scott Woolums called in with an update on the May 30 West Buttress Expedition. The team is still at Camp 3 at 14,200′, with their cache all set on the ridge to High Camp for when they move higher. The team went for a short hike towards the West Rib Route for some…

El Equipo 30 de Mayo Llamó de Campo 3

Pachi and Scott called in after the May 30 team took a rest day at 14,200′ today.  They worked hard yesterday, carrying loads of supplies up the steepest part of the route, to an elevation of about 16,400′.  Today, they rested, ate lots of food and organized their equipment for the upper mountain. Pachi y…

May 30 Denali team caches above Washburn’s Thumb

Josh Miller, assistant guide on the May 30 private West Buttress Expedition called in with an update on the team’s progress on the high mountain. The team cached above Washburn’s Thumb, and enjoyed the views on the ridge below High Camp. Josh noted that everyone is doing well and they’re a “super strong” team. They…

May 30 Team Calls From 14,200′

We have a two-part message today, as (I think) Hernán called in a report in Spanish and then Scott Woolums gave us the English version. Tenemos un mensaje de dos partes del equipo, como Hernán llama en un informe en español y después de Scott llamada en una versión Inglés. The team is at 14,200′…

May 30 Team Calls From 11,200′

Lead guide Scott Woolums called in after a tough move up to 11,200′.  The team moved up through very deep snow yesterday, arriving in the beautiful basin camp of 11,200′ only to have another foot of snow fall on them overnight.  Conditions are pretty challenging right now for the climbers! They plan to drop back…