Trip Reports

June 22 Team Backcarries

Lead Guide Bill called in the team report today. It sounds like it was a “perfect” weather day for the team to make the short descent to their cache site, retrieve their cache, and then return to 11 Camp. Everyone is doing well, having fun, and enjoying the Alaska sunshine. The plan is to place…

SUMMIT! June 11 Team

Congratulations to the June 11th Team for reaching the summit of Denali! It was hard work and the team endured through difficult weather conditions, but they kept their pace and made good decisions and today Julian and Kristin stood on the summit. It sounds like they had the summit to themselves—awesome. We’ll post more information…

June 15 Team Retrieves Cache

The team make a quick descent to the cache site, dug up their gear from the cache, then climbed back up to 14 Camp today. It’s a fairly short distance between camp and the cache and team members had time to nap, play games, and generally relax after they returned to camp. Here’s Nick with…

June 11 Team at High Camp 17,200′

It was a cold, windy day on the upper mountain but the team was able to move to High Camp at 17,200′. They retraced their steps up the Headwall, made their way carefully along the beautiful ridgeline above the Genet basin, passed their cache site, and arrived at High Camp. It’s definitely some of the…

June 18 Team Moves to 14 Camp

It sounds like Windy Corner lived up to its name today, but the team was able to push through and they made it to 14 Camp. From 11 Camp, the team ascended Motorcycle Hill, Squirrel Hill, crossed the Polo fields then made a big left hand turn up and around Windy Corner. They passed their…

June 22 Team at Camp 2, 11200′

The team made the quick jump from 10,000′ to Camp 2 at 11,200′ today. It sounds like the team is moving well and enjoying the relatively stable weather. The plan is to cache a load of equipment and supplies tomorrow, weather permitting.   Here’s Ahmad with today’s report:

June 11 Team Caches on Ridge at 16,400′

Today the crew made a big push up the steepest part of the West Buttress route, carrying loads of equipment and supplies to a cache site 16,400′. They started out early, climbing moderate snow slopes for approximately 1,400′ above 14 Camp. At roughly 15,600′, they reached the Headwall, a steep ice and snow slope that…