Trip Reports
The Stokemaster strikes again, give this entertaining report a listen! Grant calls in from Camp 3 around 14,000' (4267m) to let us know that the May 14 team has put in a cache on the ridge at 16,200' (4937m). They had a character building time on the fixed lines, encountering
Lead guide Chris called in to let us know the May 22 team has arrive in Denali Basecamp! They spend a few hours on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier where the airstrip. They used this time to practice how to tie into a rope team properly, loading up
Fergus called in last night for the May 18 team update. The team successfully cached at Windy Corner at 13,500' (4114m) yesterday. This marks the beginning of steeper terrain on the route. Leaving Camp 2 at 11,200' (3413m) the team climbs 1,000' (304m) up Motorcycle Hill rising from the northeast
The May 8 team successfully moved to High Camp at 17,200' (5242m) yesterday! They are the first Mountain Trip team of the year (well, also the first Mountain Trip team on the mountain) to make it to High Camp! When they arrived, camp was pretty barren. So rather than use
The May 11 team headed up the fixed lines yesterday to what we call the "16 Ridge" (simply because it is a ridge of the mountain at 16,000'). Just above the saddle of this ridge at 16,200' (4937m) the team dug in their last cache. This views from up here
Brett called in last night to update us from 14,200' (4328m). The team likely slept in a bit before carrying mostly empty backpacks down to the Windy Corner cache site at 13,200' (4023m). Upon arrival they dug out their cache and packed up their bags to ascend back to camp.
Lead guide Jason Denley called in to report the team left Camp 2 today to retrieve their cache from the cache site at 10,200' (3108m) where they had buried it on the way to Camp 2 the day before. The team has been experiencing clear skies and perfect weather so
Hello and a big welcome to Mountain Trip's May 22nd West Buttress Denali Team! We are STOKED to bring this incredible group to North America's highest peak to test their fortitude on its arctic slopes. We are honored to be chosen to join these folks on what may be a
Andrew updates us from 14,200' (4328m) yesterday. The team moved from Camp 2 at 11,200' (3413m) to Camp 3 at 14,200' (4328m). Getting to Camp 3 is an exciting part of the expedition. Now the team is set up to plan their bid for the summit. They will backcarry today to
The May 11 team had an active rest day today as they returned to Windy Corner at 13,200' (4023m) to retrieve their cache. They are now fully supplied at Camp 3. The team has been enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, time to bust out those Hawaiian shirts! They plan to
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