Trip Reports
The June 20 Team called in while they wait out the stormy weather at 14k Camp. Unfortunately, even in July, Denali doesn't care that it is supposed to be summertime. The team has been dealing with high winds and heavy snow. A real winter wonderland! With only a few days
The June 17 West Buttress team has made their way down to Camp Two on the route at 11,200', getting most of the technical descending out of the way. During their descent, the weather moved in with high winds and snow, and due to low visibility, the team decided to
Guide Rob Caldwell called in an update on Team Big Knots, weathering the storm at Camp Three at 14,200'. The team was not able to move today due to weather, so they kept busy with drills to practice putting on all of their cold weather gear with crampons on--which is
Lead Guide Yoshiko Miyazaki called in an update on the June 20 West Buttress Expedition, surviving the storm cycle at 14-Camp and making some improvements to their shelter situation. They have no doubt constructed large snowblock walls to protect from the wind and driving snow around their tents. Today's biggest
Mountain Trip lead guide Dodge Garfield called in an update on the June 17 West Buttress Team, once again from camp at 14,200'. They have had a long stay at Camp Three, and have only four days left in their expedition. The upcoming weather does not look promising for making
Lead guide Yoshiko called in another report from ... you guessed it... 14-Camp. Unfortunately high winds and another incoming storm cycle have kept the team in place at 14,200'. The forecast is calling for more snow coming in over the Alaska Range in the coming days, so the team may
Climber Steve Daniels called in via satellite phone for the June 22 "Big Knots" team. The team, conveniently enough, had a planned rest day today, which aligns well with the current weather conditions. A couple of our other teams have enjoyed an "extended stay" at 14-Camp due to the weather,
Lead guide Yoshiko called in an update on the June 20th West Buttress team! They made their way over to the "Edge of the World," a popular photo spot near 14-Camp that provides an amazing viewpoint of the Alaska Range, with the summits of most peaks well below this 14,300'
Lead guide Elias called in an update on the June 16 team, who was able to make their way back down to 14,200' Camp Three after winds eased up slightly at High Camp. The team still endured intense gusts as they made their way down the aesthetic, but exposed 16,000'
Lead Guide Matt Park called in one last dispatch on behalf of our 2021 West Rib of Denali team. Ultimately, they made a collective decision to punch out a summit bid via the West Buttress route, due to a variety of factors. The crew worked hard and were rewarded for
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