Lead guide Brian Muller called in an update on the Mountain Trip May 19 Denali West Buttress Expedition, who put in a tough day carrying loads up Motorcycle and Squirrel Hill to cache below 14-Camp. The team carried gear, food and supplies up to 13,500′ around Windy Corner (which was uncharacteristically not windy), and burying…Details
Mountain Trip guide Glenn Cramer called in with an update on the May 28 Denali West Buttress Expedition, who are camped at Camp One at 7,800′, and will likely be moving up to Camp Two at 11,200′ feet today, June 2. The storms that have been plaguing the Alaska range with high winds, heavy snowfall,…Details
Mountain Trip lead guide Eli Potter called in with an eventful update on the May 29 West Buttress Expedition, who are at Camp One (7,800′). After a long bought of snow, wind, frigid temperatures and high winds, the sun has finally returned to the Alaska Range. While high pressure and clear weather make for much…Details
Climber Paul Kreiner called in an update for the Mountain Trip May 15 Denali West Buttress team, who has made it to High Camp at 17,200! After a long storm that blanketed the Alaska Range in several feet of snow, accompanied by high winds, sub-zero temperatures and low visibility that prohibited teams from moving, the…Details
Mountain Trip guide Adam Smith called in with an update on the May 19 West Buttress Expedition on Denali. After a long, tough day gaining 3,000′-plus elevation through the snow while pulling sleds and carrying heavy packs loaded with gear and food. The team will likely leave their sleds behind at 14-Camp, because the route…Details
Mountain Trip guide Sebastian Grau called in a quick update on the Denali West Rib Team, from High Camp at 17,200′ after a beautiful summit day at 20,310′! The team was one of the most resilient we’ve seen, spending an their full 21 days on the route, with 14 of those spent waiting out weather…Details
Congratulations to our May 15th “All Starr Team!” They called from the summit of Denali in two separate messages, after working hard through weeks of adverse weather and intense cold.
Great work guys! We’ll let them share their day in their own words.
Here is the team!!!
And the rest of the team!
Lead Guide Sebastian “Seba” Grau called from the summit of Denali!!! The team climbed up to the top of North America in just under seven hours today, starting out in cold temperatures, but light winds. They enjoyed a clear, beautiful day as they made their way up the last 3000′ to the summit. Today is…
Brian Muller called in from 11,200′ to bring us up to speed on our May 27 West Buttress team. They dropped back down to their cache site today, descending about 1700′ to dig up the buried supplies thy had left in a snow pit a couple days ago. The weather has been absolutely perfect today,…
Mountain Trip guide Glenn Cramer called in on behalf of Shan Huang and the Mountain Trip May 28 team. They had a beautiful day today, hiking about five miles up the long Kahiltna Glacier to a flat, compact spot at about 7,800′ (2195 m). They set up their first camp of the expedition (Camp 1)…