Trip Reports

May 27 Team Back at Camp 3

After a perfect weather window for a summit push, and standing on the tallest point in North America, the team descended back into High Camp. Spending the night here, they packed up yesterday morning to descend into Camp 3 where they are resting up for their final push back into Basecamp! They should be flying…

June 7 Team Moves to Camp 1

Jesse calls in to introduce the team. It is warm on the lower glacier this time of year and teams will move at night when the snow bridges spanning crevasses are the most frozen and the temps are the most comfortable. The team started out by flying into Basecamp at 7,200′ (2194m) on the Southeast…

May 27 Team Stands on the Summit!!

Congratulations to our 8th team to summit of the 2022 Denali season!! Great job team. The team left camp yesterday and climbed from 17,200′ (5242m) to 20,310′ (6190m). They spent a lot of time on some ridges, they crossed the steep slope known as the Autobahn, they traversed a flat high glacial expanse known as…

May 29 Team Rest Day at Camp 3

Yesterday the team took a rest day at Camp 3 (14,200′ 4328m). They spent the day fueling, hydrating, maybe getting in some shut eye, and often teams will walk out to visit the Edge of the World. The Edge of the World is where Genet Basin (where Camp 3 resides) drops dramatically 6,000′ (1828m) down…

June 5 Team Caches at 10,200′

Yesterday the team put in their first cache of the expedition. Caching is indicative of an expedition style of climbing (verses “Alpine Style”). It allows teams to split up their loads of supplies and gear and carry less whenever they are moving up the mountain. In addition, it gives them a chance to acclimatize better.…

June 5 Team Arrives at Camp 1

Lead guide Jordan Cargill called in from Camp 1 (7,800′ 21377m) last night. The team started bright and early from Basecamp yesterday. As they left, they actually first descended 600′ down Heartbreak Hill from Basecamp. Basecamp is located on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier which, like a tributary of a river, flows downhill…

May 29 Team Caches at 16,200′

Yesterday the May 29 team was able to put in their last cache at 16,200′ (4937m). They began their day by climbing up the snow slope rising behind Camp 3 for 1,200′ (365m) which usually takes a couple of hours. Here they arrived at the bergschrund below the fixed lines where the Headwall begins. A…