Trip Reports

May 11 Denali Team Update

Mountain Trip guide Joe Butler called to check in on behalf of the May 11 West Buttress Expedition on Denali yesterday evening. Yesterday, after successfully moving from Camp 1 at 7,800 ft. up to Camp 2 at 11,800 ft., the team retrieved a cache of supplies down at 10,500 ft. to support them on their…

May 14 Denali Team Update

The May 14 Denali West Buttress team checked in from Base Camp yesterday evening, reporting that everyone was doing well and looking forward to beginning their trip up the mountain. They reported that the weather on the lower glacier is “very hot and very sunny.” Although the team feels like it’s a scorcher out there,…

May 16 Everest Expedition Dispatch

The Summit Push Begins The time has come at last for us to make our final push to the summit of Everest! Today we left Base Camp, climbed up through the Khumbu Icefall for the last time on this expedition, and continued up to Camp 2. Greg and Vanessa made great time through the Icefall…

May 14 Denali Team Update

Guide Sebastian Grau called to check in on behalf of the May 14 West Buttress Expedition. They had some storm delays before the flight into the range, and since they’re travelling by small planes, played it safe rather than sorry. A second, later flight brought them safely to the glacier. The team arrived a little…

May 6 Denali Team Update

Mario Roncador of Italy, one of the climbers on the May 6 Denali West Buttress Expedition, called to check in yesterday evening, May 15. Mario said that the team had a beautiful, successful climb up from Camp 2 at 11,000 ft. to Camp 3 at 14,000 ft. They arrived to a lot of fresh snowfall…

Meet the May 14 Denali Team!

Mountain Trip is thrilled to welcome a team of climbers from around the globe to our May 14, 2016 Denali expedition. The team met in Anchorage yesterday, first partaking in an orientation provided by our three guides.  Our guides then checked all the clothing and equipment that each climber brought to Alaska, to ensure that…

May 11 Baker Team Checks in From Camp 1

Our guide Kyle Bates called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team had a great day of traveling up the vast body of ice as they started their ascent up Denali. The weather has been HOT, with intense sunshine during the day. Lead Guide Joe Butler reported in a phone call this afternoon…

May 6 Team Carries Up Motorcycle Hill

The May 6th team called in to report that they had a great day carrying loads up Motorcycle Hill and Squirrel Hill the steepest sections of the route to date, and successfully cached them on the far side of the notorious Windy Corner.  It was a warm day, with clear skies and HUGE views (hard…