Qobin’s Team- Signing Off!

Peter called in with the final podcast for Qobin’s Denali expedition.  The team is back in Anchorage, and Qobin is actually on a plane heading back to Malaysia.  We wish him safe travels and thank him for joining us on Denali.  This was his second attempt at the peak, but his first with Mountain Trip. …

Back in town

Four separate expeditions are now out of the mountains and living it up in town.  Burmeister and his West Buttress team are spending the night in Talkeetna, while the West Rib team, Qobin’s expedition and the Northwest Buttress crew are sleeping soundly in Anchorage.  Good work and congratulations to all the expeditions, and welcome back!

Qobin, Pi and Zach are back at 14,200′

Qobin, Pi and Zach are headed back down to Base Camp and took a break at the 14,200′ camp to pick up some equipment they left there on their ascent.  They had a great day on the summit and are feeling very fortunate right now.  They should be in Base Camp tomorrow. [audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/audio-post-2011-05-29-00-44-27.mp3|titles=Audio Post]

Back in high camp, tired but happy

Pi just called, he reports that he and Qobin, as well as Mike Burmeister’s entire expedition, are back at high camp after a long descent from the summit of Denali.  2nd guide Zack descended earlier and welcomed both expeditions as they returned to camp.  Right now guides are sitting around stoves making hot water and…

Summit attempt

Pi, Zack and Qobin are leaving high camp in a few minutes to see if conditions will permit a summit bid.  They are joined by another Mountain Trip team who have been holding at high camp for a few days, and they all plan to travel together today.  They are going to keep me updated,…

Possible Summit Day!

The team is considering going for the top today, and judging from the Talkeetna Air Taxi webcam, it sure looks like a beauty!  We have three teams poised to summit today, so maybe they’ll have a Mountain Trip party on the summit.  We’ll keep you posted as the day unfolds.

To All Mountain Trip Teams

We just heard about another accident on Denali that occurred last night.  This was not a Mountain Trip team.  All our climbers are doing fine at this time. Details are not clear at this time, but apparently four climbers roped together fell while descending from Denali Pass.  Two of the climbers did not survive.  We…