West Rib Team SUMMIT!!!

Lead Guide Sebastian “Seba” Grau called from the summit of Denali!!! The team climbed up to the top of North America in just under seven hours today, starting out in cold temperatures, but light winds.  They enjoyed a clear, beautiful day as they made their way up the last 3000′ to the summit.  Today is…

West Rib Team Moves To High Camp!!!

Lead Guide Sebastian Grau called in from 17,200′ this afternoon, after our West Rib team climbed up to high Camp in a very fast time of under five hours!  The team did great and moved amazingly well, a tribute to their training and to the fact that they set a modern-era Mountain Trip record of…

Photos from above 14-Camp

Four of our Mountain Trip teams are currently camped at 14,200′ on Denali. Both the West Rib Expedition and the May 11 West Buttress team have spent 14 days now at 14-Camp, tied for the longest time at one camp that any of us can recall in recent Mountain Trip history. This season has shown…

West Rib Team Acclimatizes To 17,200′

Lead Guide Sebastian Grau called in after the West Rib team continued to build their foundation of acclimatization with a hike up to 17,200′.  They packed up and took off out of the 14,200′ Camp, hiking up moderate snow slopes that led them to the Headwall, a 600 foot stretch of the West Buttress route…