Trip Reports

May 20 Team – Turned Around at 18K

Lead Mountain Trip guide Elias de Andrés-Martos radioed in from Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m) after his climbing team made a very strong attempt at the summit of Denali and the high point of North America 20,310 ft (6187 m)! Most importantly this team gave their objective their absolute all while making it back…

May 25 Team – Medical Update

En route up the ridge, Lead Guide Josh Jespersen experienced symptoms indicative of a serious medical problem. Prudently, Josh turned back and descended the fixed lines, and returned to 14,200 ft (4328 m) where he was seen by the NPS medical staff. The staff has much greater diagnostic abilities and consulted with the NPS Medical…

June 4 Team – The Journey Begins

The June 4 Team’s Denali expedition has officially begun after they flew out of Talkeetna and into base camp! Check out their team photo below and tap the recording link for the their full update. We’re excited for these guides and climbers to begin their trip of a lifetime! Arriving at Denali basecamp 7,200 ft…

May 21 Team – Summit Attempt #1

Lead Mountain Trip guide, Jed Porter, called in with the dispatch for the May 21 Team from Camp 4 17,200 ft (5242 m) to report that the team is safe after their make a strong attempt for the summit. Along with multiple other climb teams our crew was turned around at their high point of Denali Pass 18,000 ft (5486…

May 25 Denali Team at 14,200 ft Preparing to Move

The May 25th team is at Camp 3(14,200ft) resting, recovering, and acclimatizing before making the push up to High Camp (17,200ft) hopefully tomorrow! They’re watching the weather and getting their gear together hoping to move on up to their highest camp and be in position to try for the summit. The satellite phone call from…

June 4 Denali Team at BaseCamp!

Our June 4th Denali West Buttress team had a big day, meeting in Anchorage early this morning, loading up in the Mountain Trip van and trailer with their piles of gear, and driving to the small airstrip in Talkeetna, Alaska.  Once in Talkeetna, they had a final briefing with the climbing rangers from Denali National…

May 20 Team Rested and Ready At High Camp

Lead Guide Elías de Andres Martos checked in from the team’s 17,200 foot perch below the two summits of Denali. Along with Sue and Peter, the team moved up to High Camp ahead of all other guided teams and so had their choice of camping spots.They arrived early enough to spend much of the day…

May 21 Team – Made it to High Camp

Climber Celine called in with the dispatch for the May 21 Team to report that they have made it to Camp 4 17,200 ft (5242 m). This is the highest climber camp on the West Buttress route and the last stop before the highest point in North America, the summit of Denali 20,300 ft (m).…