Trip Reports

Everest 2017 – Back At Base Camp!

Jacob checked in from Everest Base Camp, as the members of the Mountain Trip/Mountain Madness 2017 Everest Expedition tucked into a huge meal prepared by our amazing Base Camp chef, Sarki. As they descended the Khumbu Icefall, it was very apparent that the Icefall is ever-changing.  There were a few gaps that had not been…

Denali Team Zahid Carries to 10,000′

Eli Potter called in another nice, detailed report this evening, after the team had a tough day pushing the route up the Kahiltna Glacier, through deep snow, to deposit their supplies at an elevation of about 10,000 feet (3048 m).  There have not been too many climbers on the West Buttress thus far and it…

Denali – Team Zahid Moved To Camp 1

Lead Guide Eli Potter called in a nice post from Camp 1 at 7,800 feet (2377 m) at the juncture of the Kahiltna Glacier and the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna.  The team worked hard today, carrying heavy packs and pulling laden sleds five miles (8 km) up the glacier.  They were graced with a…

everest 2017 camp 2

Everest 2017 – Update from Camp 2

Looking at Camp 2 on the Mountain Trip/Mountain Madness Everest Expedition Hello everyone, Jacob here checking in for the 2017 Mountain Trip Everest Expedition. Yesterday we took a much deserved rest day. There were high winds outside and above us, so we just stayed in camp and enjoyed some good food and good company. Today…

Zahid Denali Team is at Base Camp!

Lead guide Eli Potter called from Denali Base Camp at 7,200′ (2200 m) on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team had planned to fly yesterday, the 30th of April, but the weather in the sleepy little town of Talkeetna was such that the team had to spend a night awaiting clear skies. …

Everest Team at Camp 2

Our Everest team is at Camp 2 again at around 21,400 ft near the base of the Lhotse Face.  They are on their second and final acclimatization trip up the mountain in preparation for the summit push coming in a couple of weeks.   They woke up early at base camp (1am) and climbed through the…