Trip Reports

June 18 Team – Rain En Route to Camp 1

Mountain Trip lead guide, Jesse Wright, got on the radio to let us know that the June 18 team arrived at Camp 1 7,800 ft (2377 m) at 9 AM after traveling through the night when temperatures are lowest. The team was met with “wet and sloppy” climbing conditions so are focused on drying out…

June 4 Team – Birthday at Denali Basecamp

Climber Nate Bushnell from the June 4 Team called in a full year older after celebrating his birthday at midnight during what he called “a grueling overnight hike through the elements”. Tap the recording link below to hear Nate’s full dispatch and shout out to loved ones back home! This overnight hike took the June…

June 15 Team – Rest Day at 14K

Mountain Trip lead guide, Josh Jespersen radioed in for the June 15 Denali team to let us know that their crew is safe and sound on a rest day at Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m). The downtime is well deserved for this “rapid expedition” that is already 3 days ahead of the typical West…

June 18 Team – 3AM Climb Time

Mountain Trip lead guide, Jesse Wright called in the first dispatch for the June 18 Team from Denali base camp 7,200 ft (2194 m) on the gorgeous Kahiltna glacier! The team flew on the Talkeetna Air Taxi on what is arguably one of the most beautiful 25-minute flights over stunning granite walls, glaciers, and snow-covered…

June 15 Team – Arrived at Camp 2

Assistant guide, Kaylee Walden radioed in to let us all know that the June 15 Team is making continued progress up the West Buttress route in excellent time. The group has arrived at Camp 2 11,000 ft (3353 m) in warm weather and some of the most beautiful conditions of the climbing season so far.…

June 4 Team – Summit Day Cut Short

We’re happy to hear an evening update from Mountain Trip lead guide Chris Trullaz and the June 4 team that they are hunkered down at Camp 4 17,200 ft (5242 m) after making a strong attempt at the summit of Denali 20,300 ft (6187 m). The high point of the West Buttress route has been…