The team woke at 3 AM, ate breakfast, packed up camp and headed up the glacier. They traveled approximately 5 miles with 600′ elevation gain to Camp 1, at 7800′. It’s a long day, as the team is carrying the heaviest loads of the expedition. The team chose to move at night, when the temperatures are the coolest and the glacier is the firmest. Believe it or not, it can be downright HOT on the lower glacier.

The Team about to fly to the glacier. Bon Voyage!

The Team about to fly to the glacier. Bon Voyage!


Denali base camp

A Mountain Trip team camped at Denali’s Base Camp

Kahiltna Glacier

A Mountain Trip team hikes toward Camp 1, during the 2013 season. W. Kahiltna Peak is the prominent peak with the shaded aspect at right. Denali looms above it, peaking through the clouds.


Here’s lead guide Durny:


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