Team Jaahnavi climbs the Control Tower

Climber Jaahnavi called in with an update on her West Buttress Expedition on Denali, who is still camped at Base Camp at 7,200′, practicing essential skills for Jaahnavi’s trip up to the highest point in North America in coming weeks. Yesterday, the team roped up for glacier travel, loaded up packs with food, water and…

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June 16 Denali team at 14-Camp

Mountain Trip Guide Robert “Durny” Durnell called in with an update on the June 16 West Buttress team on Denali, who was successfully able to move up to 14,200′ on the mountain and set up camp. Durny said the trail was well established up to Camp 3, and the team made great progress up above…

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Spectacular vistas from the West Buttress Expedition (from June 1 Denali team)

Mountain Trip guide Jason Denley sent in some amazing panoramic photos from the June 1, which will give friends and family back at home an idea of the vistas that surround the West Buttress Route in the Alaska Range.

Enjoy!

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June 15 Denali team caching above Camp 2

Mountain Trip lead guide Sean McManamy called in with an update on the June 15 Denali West Buttress expedition, currently camped at 11,200′. The team awoke to about six inches of fresh snow outside of their tent and fairly cloudy weather. 11-Camp typically receives a good amount of snow as it is positioned right in…