June 10th Denali Team Caches at 16,500′

Benefiting from beautiful weather, Mountain Trip’s June 10th West Buttress team climbed up the steepest section of the route today, to establish a cache of supplies on a striking ridge at about 16,500′.  They had dropped down glacier from their 14,200′ camp yesterday to retrieve supplies that had been previously cached at 13,500′, which they…

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Team Ema Moves To 11,200′

Lead Guide Jason Denley reached out today from a beautiful basin camp that will be Team Ema’s new digs for a few days.  They departed their previous camp early in the morning to take advantage of colder nighttime temperatures, which make for easier travel than you’d encounter in the heat of the day. Arriving into…

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Team Snyder Moves To Camp 1

Mountain Trip Guide Logan Demarcus called in from 7,800′ on the vast Kahiltna Glacier.  He, Alan Snyder and Lead Guide Nick Nason made the five mile trek from Base Camp in the early hours of pre-dawn, and enjoyed great conditions, with a firm trail up the glacier.  As the day warmed with the sun of…

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June 17 Team Moved To Camp 2

Brigitte Frost Noehr called in from the team’s new home at 11,200′ (3414m), located in a very pretty, west facing bowl (at least, I think it was Brigitte – she used a shortened version of her name…).  The team got an early start to miss the heat of the day.  They packed up camp at…

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June 4th Team – ON THE SUMMIT!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!  The June 4th West Buttress team called from the tallest point of North America! The team showed patience and it paid off – they are on the summit on a beautiful, warm day. They departed this morning and climbed 1000′ (300m) up a fairly steep, rising traverse, known in the dark humor of Alaskan…

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