Trip Reports

May 15 Team Updates in Dutch!

I cannot give much detail about this update, as it is beyond my grasp of languages… BUT- our amazing international community of followers have come to my rescue! Marlies Neefjes called in an update, after the May 15th team had a “great day of walking with beautiful weather.”  They picked up their cache below Camp…

West Rib Team Backcarries to 14,200′

Travis Baldwin called in from 14,200′, happy after a relatively easy day of dropping downhill about 700′, picking up their cache and hiking it back into camp.  He was pretty enthusiastic about the state of their camp, so hopefully, we’ll get some pictures when they get down off the mountain! The Rib team is now…

Everest Team Moves to Camp 3

Another early morning wake up call for the Everest climbers at Camp 2 today.  They rose to clear skies and no winds as they pulled on their down suits and prepared for the next couple of days of their push to the summit.  They’ll rest for the afternoon at Camp 3 where they are starting…

May 15 Denali Team Moved To Camp 2

Lead Guide Josh Garner called in a report on the team’s move up past the top of the Kahiltna Glacier.  They hiked heavy loads about 4.5 miles up glacier in pretty tough weather, as clouds, snow and wind poured along the Kahiltna.  As they climbed higher, they rose above much of the weather as they…

May 11 Denali Team Moves to Camp 3

Lead Guide Aaron Diamond called in from Genet Basin, a broad bowl perched above a hanging glacier and below a rocky ridge that leads up to High Camp on the West Buttress and the steep snow slopes that lead up to the West Ridge route on Denali.  They moved up today in much kinder conditions…