Trip Reports

June 8 Team Moves to 11 Camp

Cold and snowy conditions on Denali have made it challenging for teams to move, but each team is persevering and the June 8 team is no exception. According to veteran Lead Guide Scott Woolums (who has several rounds of 7 Summits on his resume), the team moved to 11 Camp under “difficult snow conditions.” Scott…

June 11 Team at Base Camp

Due to the weather, the team had a bit of a delay flying out of Talkeetna to the Kahiltna Glacier. It’s not uncommon for teams to be delayed in Talkeetna and it’s not an uncomfortable place to spend a few extra hour. As soon as the weather cooperated, the team mobilized and flew in to…

June 1 Team at 14 Camp

Yesterday was a long, hard day for the team as they made the move from 11 Camp to 14 Camp. It has been snowing heavily and the team broke trail through waist deep snow to reach camp. Breaking trail is exhausting work! It sounds like the team will take today to rest, hydrate, and enjoy…

June 4 Team Moves to 14 Camp

It was snowing heavily as the team set out from 11 Camp but the winds stayed fairly calm and the team was able to push up to 14 Camp. The poor weather over the last few days stacked up a bunch of teams at 11 Camp and it sounds like there were a bunch of…

June 6 Team Caches

Unfortunately the call was once again cut short, but are able to hear the beginning of Lead Guide Eli’s report. It was a snowy, cold day but the team pushed through and carried a load of equipment and supplies to 13700′. Everyone is back a camp and doing well. Here’s Eli: recording  

Meet the June 11 Denali Team

WELCOME JUNE 11 DENALI WEST BUTTRESS TEAM! A team of climbers from around the world met in Anchorage yesterday for a Team Meeting and equipment check. The team spent the day finalizing packing and picking up last minute supplies. Early this morning the guide team will collect the climbers and journey three hours north to…

May 28 Team Holding at 14 Camp

It was a cold, windy day on the mountain and the team stayed hunkered down at 14 Camp. Weather days/rest days are helpful for the team, as it allows everyone to recover, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the move to High Camp. And conditions are fairly tolerable at 14 Camp, as far as those things…

June 1 Team Holding at 11 Camp

The weather closed in and the the team stayed put, safe and sound, in 11 Camp. The team will be ready to roll and excited to stretch their legs once the clouds lift and they can continue to ascend. The photo below is of 11 Camp looking south on a clear day. Here’s Nathan with…