The team is sitting at their camp in the broad basin of 14,200′ Camp. The snow has been falling steadily, and they are waiting for conditions to improve before making a push up to the 17,200′ high camp. Reports of chest deep snow mean that they will have their work cut out for them, when…Details
The June 24th team is sitting tight at the big basin camp at 14,200′. They are on day 18 of their expedition and are discussing some very tough choices that are before them. They really need to head up soon, or they will run up against the projected “end date” of their trip. Some of…Details
Lead guide Marty Schmidt called in a post at 3 am after Team Honey Badgers returned from the summit of Denali! They saw a relatively narrow window of opportunity and headed up. It sounds like the weather was fairly burly at times, and it took them a long time to make the round trip to…Details
Yesterday Marty called in to report that the team put in fixed lines up to approximately 16,800 ft. They encountered deep snow (up to their chests!) and high winds, which made it hard work. But the weather cleared at the end of the day and when Marty phoned at 10 PM, the sun was shining…Details
The message is garbled, but yesterday the June 26th team called in to report that they were hanging tough at 14,000 ft camp. They are in good company, sharing 14,000 ft camp with another Mountain Trip team, but it sounds like they are anxious to keep heading up the mountain. Once the weather clears and…Details
Yesterday Tessa and Cason called in to report new snow and good reading at 14,000 ft camp. The team has been kept busy shoveling the accumulating snow, but they have also found time to relax and enjoy the beautiful light high up on the mountain. Once the weather and the snow conditions settle, the team…Details
Yesterday Karin from South Africa called in a report from the June 24th team. She said that they had lots of wind and approximately 3 ft of new snow at camp. The team will allow the snow to settle and the weather to clear before moving up to high camp at 17,000 ft. The team…Details
Yesterday the Rib team rested and hydrated, waiting for a break in the weather. Marty reported high winds and new snow, but also a positive change in barometric pressure which may indicate improving weather. If things look good today, Tuesday, the team will mobilize and start heading up.
The June 17th team is safely in base camp awaiting a flight to Talkeetna after an epic 11 hour slog through 3 feet of new snow. Yesterday it snowed and snowed, making it slow going, but the team toughed it out. They will be rewarded with a hot meal and a cold beverage, soon!
Late yesterday evening Marty called in to report that the team is safety at 16,200 ft camp. They had a big day moving from 14,200 to 16,200, but the team was moving well and they successfully navigated some tricky sections of the route. After some rest, the team plans to make a summit push n…