Trip Reports
Chase Franklin called in from Camp 1 on the Kahiltna Glacier last night.  the team moved about five miles up glacier to a broad plain at about 7,800' (2380m).  The weather was pretty warm and they traveled in light fleece layers and reveled in the sun. Chase makes reference to
Hello Followers! The team has flown onto the Kahiltna glacier and is heading down the valley! We have heard that the weather is “splitter” blue skies, which should give them a solid few days to move out of base camp to camp one. The National Park Service is in the
Welcome to the dispatch page for Mountain Trip’s April 24th West Buttress Expedition. Conventional wisdom holds that the “Denali climbing season” begins on May 1st.  We’re not certain how Denali reads the calender, but we have been happy to offer late April expeditions for the past six years and have
One of the famed Seven Summits, Denali is a challenging mountain, due to its combination of high elevation and arctic environment.  Each year, about 1300 climbers attempt to climb to its summit and roughly half succeed.  The most attempted route on the mountain is the West Buttress, first climbed by
April 19, 2011 7:19 pm Everest BC Before ever setting foot on Everest, or other Himalayan peaks for that matter, it is customary for the Sherpa staff and climbing members to celebrate a "Puja," an offering to the mountain in exchange for safe travel and good weather for the teams.
We're posting from 18,600' while on an acclimatization hike we're taking to Camp 1 on neighboring Pumori (7145m) today. It's a bit cloudy and windy, so we aren't getting the great views of Everest, but it feels good to get the legs and lungs working. We'll hang out up here
Base Camp, April 16 -Bill Allen We woke to the usual beautiful blue skies this morning here at base camp. After another delicious breakfast, we went into the ice a few hundred feet from camp to practice some ice climbing and rappelling in anticipation of heading up through the icefall
April 15, 2011 4:15 pm -Chris Davenport Hello everyone and welcome to another dispatch from Everest Base Camp. We arrived here two days ago to the delight of all the team members. The novelty of the trek and teahouses had pretty much worn off and we were all ready to
Chris called the following podcast in from Everest Base Camp this morning.  It sounds like everything is going great with the team. Here's Chris: [audio:]
Ama Dablam as we are leaving Dingboche Tawoche on the way to Lobuche Shepherds hut with standard Himalayan scenery Cholatse Photo’s from Neal Beidleman
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