After their successful push to the Roof of North America, the summit of the Great One at 20,310′, the triumphant June 5 West Buttress team is now making their way back down to Denali Base Camp at 7,200′. Climber Ted Labedz called from 14,200′, noting that the team was still “riding yesterday’s high” — quite…Details
Climber Michael Halbig called in an update for the June 9 West Buttress team, who spent yesterday bringing their final cache up to 16,200′ to prepare for their move to High Camp on the route! High Camp, the last organized camp on the mountain before the summit of Denali, is perched at 17,200′ on the…Details
Mountain Trip guide Brian Muller called in for an update for the June 19 West Buttress team, from Camp 1 on the route at 7,800′. After a bit of rest and a review of glacier travel technique, the team departed Base Camp at 2 am, during the “darkest” and “coldest” part of the evening–in theory.…Details
After the team’s orientation with the National Park Service in Talkeetna, the weather moved in and their flight to the Kahiltna was delayed a bit. But they were able to fly in later in the day, and the plan is to rest for a few hours then move to Camp 1. Here’s Brian Muller,…Details
The team cruised up to 11 Camp under beautiful, blue skies. Lead Guide Josh Garner called in the report tonight and he sends a special message to his lovely wife Crystal.
The WISSEMU team called in from 11,200′, in a beautiful basin camp. The team, which is trying to help the first two Indonesian women to summit the famed seven summits, has been doing great! They have been moving well, and have been able to take advantage of some super weather, which we have not seen…
The June 9 Team took a well deserved rest day at 14 Camp today. Travis reports that it was sunny and no wind in camp. The team rested, relaxed, hydrated, and practiced skills that they will use on the upper mountain. The next stage of the climb will be up the “fixed lines” that begin…
The entire June 5th Team called from the top of North America! Over the course of two phone calls, the members of Mountain Trip’s June 5th West Buttress team called from the summit. They took their time, waited for a window that was a long time in coming, but their hard efforts paid off with…
We just received word that the team has mobilized and is moving up the route! We will update this trip report page when we have further communication with the team.