On Sunday, May 26th, a small group of climbers will meet in Anchorage, AK to join a team of Mountain Trip guides for an attempt to climb the highest peak in North America. Denali rises 20,320′ above the not-too-distant sea. Located close to the Arctic Circle, it is famous for presenting climbers with extreme cold…Details
Scott and Manoj are going to fly from Base Camp to Kathmandu via helicopter, as Manoj had some frostbite develop on his feet and we are trying to expedite his descent. The weather below them has been very, very rainy, which is complicating things with air travel, but we hope that they can fly as…Details
The May 8 Team called in from the summit of Denali!!!! It sounds like the team had a great day as they pushed up to the top of North America. They report clear skies and little wind, making for a pretty amazing view. The team descended back to high camp in the wee hours of…Details
Eli Potter called in to update us on the team’s progress, and they are doing great! They carried a cache of food and supplies up and around the infamous Windy Corner to a spot at about 13,500′, where they buried it in a deep hole in the snow. Ravens have learned that climbers bring a…Details
It sounds like the team had a very nice day, moving up to 11,200′ today. Birgitte sounds like she is in great spirits and enjoyed the hard work of the day. I cannot vouch for what she passed along in the latter half of her post, as my Danish is pretty rusty. Her er Birgitte!…Details
Grant called in to report that the team moved up to high camp at 17,200′. This is a very long, hard day, and it sounded like the fixed lines leading to the top of the ridge were quite busy with climbers who had been stacked up during the long spell of inclement weather some days…Details
Peter Horseman called in a report from 14,200′. The team had a long, challenging, but successful summit day yesterday, with all members reaching the top! They spent about an hour on the summit, which is a rare opportunity on Denali. They moved down to 14,200′ and will continue down to the airstrip at 7,200′, traveling…Details
We just received word that the team headed out of High Camp at approximately 10 AM today. The team is strong and the weather is favorable, so they are giving it a shot. Best of luck to everyone and the team will be in our thoughts today!
Congratulations to the team on a successful summit yesterday evening. We don’t have a lot of details, but we know that the team reached the top of Denali at 20, 320 feet at approximately 8 PM last night. All team members descended safely and are resting at High Camp.