The Mountain Trip May 26th Denali West Buttress expedition is underway! They met in Anchorage on the 26th, checked their gear and had a final meeting and briefing about the trip, then this morning they hopped in the Mountain Trip van and drove a little over 2 hours to Talkeetna, Alaska. In Talkeetna, they checked in with the National Park Service, and then anxiously waited at the airport for a flight into base camp on the ski equipped planes that would land them on the SE Fork of the Kahiltna glacier where they made their basecamp. It sounds like everything went well today and they are all settled into camp and ready to start climbing tomorrow!
They’ll be calling in daily (or nearly daily) dispatches and we’ll keep updating their progress.
Here’s Jesse calling in from basecamp tonight.