Trip Reports

June 12 Team – Descending From High Camp

There is an old climbing adage that goes, “When you reach the summit, you’re only half way there.”  Lead Guide Brian Muller called from 14,200′ (4328m), after the team descended from High Camp this morning.  They are doing well and elated at their good fortune to have reached the summit on a beautiful day yesterday.…

Meet the June 20 Team and Update

  Standing majestically at 20,310′ above the surrounding tundra and enticing mountaineers from around the world to test their mettle for over a decade, Denali has enticed another group of Mountain Trip climbers to head to the great white north. Less than 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, featuring frequent sub-zero temperatures in summer, deep,…

Team Ema – Moved Up To Camp 3

Team Ema is moving on up the mountain!  Today, they packed up camp down in the basin at 11,200′ (3414m) and headed uphill on what Lead Guide Jason Denley described as one of the nicest days he’s seen on Denali in years. Making good time, the team arrived in an even bigger basin, known by…

West Rib Team Is At Camp 3

Lead Guide Fischer Hazen called in from 14,200′, where he, Dave Helland and Matt Park are all spending tonight, following a strong showing moving up from 11,200′ in about six hours.  They have been on the move daily for the past week and are looking forward to resting tomorrow, sleeping in and having lots of…

June 17 Pancoe Team Moves To High Camp!

Moving high in warm, clear weather, the Pancoe team made good time climbing up the steep fixed lines and out along the ridge that leads to High Camp.  Located at 17,200′ (5242m) on a small flat expanse atop the West Buttress, Denali’s High Camp is a challenging place.  Climbers need to build stout walls from…