Trip Reports

May 29 Team Arrives at Camp 1

The team has arrived at Camp 1 7,200′ (2194m). The team is on a “night schedule”, moving in the early morning hours while it is still cold and the glacier is frozen. However, moving at 2am does not mean moving in the complete dark! As the sun hardly sets in Alaska this time of year.…

May 14 Back in Highcamp

Brett reports the team made it safely back to High Camp! Congratulations again to this team for their efforts. Summit day is a long day with many variables and we are glad to hear the team was able to summit and get back to High Camp in time for a little sleep. Yesterday they descended…

May 29 Team Arrives in Basecamp

Lead guide Jacob Schmitz calls in to report the team has landed in Denali Basecamp! Basecamp is located on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier at 7,200′ (2194m). Yesterday afternoon, the team flew in from Talkeetna. Located literally at the end of the road, Parks Highway, deep in the Alaska Range. For decades Talkeetna has…

May 27 Team Caches at 10,200′

The May 27 team successfully cached at 10,200′ (3108m). Caching is an expedition style of climbing that allows teams to lighten their packs as well as acclimatize to the altitude. The team choses food, fuel, and gear that they won’t need for a couple days and carries these lighter (lighter than the original 110 pounds…

May 18 Team Stands on the Summit!!!

The whole team calls in from the summit of Denali!! What an awesome voicemail, we’re so excited to hear these. This is now Mountain Trip’s 4th team of the season to summit Denali, starting this Saturday! Way to go all teams. Lead guide Jason Denley reports that the team is doing great and aside from…

May 24 Ski Team Moves to Camp 3

The team calls in to report that they are successfully residing in Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m)! Arriving at Camp 3 is always full of excitement. Many teams end up congregating here as they wait for their opportunity to move to High Camp and then their summit bid. Teams typically wait for a good weather…

May 14 Report from Summit

Here is the May 14 team’s report from the SUMMIT!! Congratulations team! Lead guide Logan DeMarcus reports the team is making strong work of this big push, and at the time of his call from the top of Denali at 20,310′ (6190m) he reports they will enjoy their sunset walk back to High Camp. They…