Trip Reports

TEAM STUART CACHES AT 13,500′

The team is moving and feeling well, and they took advantage of another beautiful day to move a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13, 500′. Immediately out of camp the team began to ascend Motorcycle Hill, which gains approximately 1000′, then they tackled Squirrel Hill before cresting onto the relatively…

JUNE 7TH TEAM CACHES AT 16,400′

It was a beautiful, but hot, day today on the upper mountain, and the team took advantage of the nice weather and cached a load of food and personal equipment at 16,400′. The team started the day with a steep ascent immediately out of camp. After approximately 1400′ of elevation gain, the team began their…

SUMMIT!!! The May 31 Team reaches the top!

Congratulations to Eugene Harrington, Terry Kelleher, Albert Connaughton, and Jonathan Cain for reaching the summit of Denali on June 18th. The team’s patience and good decision making paid off, and they enjoyed a spectacular summit day. The team is back at High Camp, safe and sound, and elated with their achievement. If you have been…

MEET THE JUNE 17 TEAM

On Wednesday, June 17th, a small group of climbers met 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 and…

JUNE 10 WEDBERG TEAM MOVES TO 14 CAMP

The team enjoyed a leisurely breakfast of bacon and eggs (seems like they didn’t enjoy the kale :), broke camp, and headed to 14 Camp. As described in yesterday’s post, the team headed up Motorcycle Hill, Squirrel Hill, across the Polo Fields, and around Windy Corner. But today the team continued past the cache site…

JUNE 10 WILLIAMS TEAM CACHES AT 13,500′

Jim called in the dispatch tonight, and he reports that Gary, Roger and Steve carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13,500′. Immediately out of camp the team began ascending Motorcycle Hill, which gains approximately 1000′, then they tackled Squirrel Hill before cresting onto the relatively moderate terrain of the…

MAY 31ST TEAM AT HIGH CAMP

It sounds like it’s been cold and windy up at High Camp. The team spent the day rebuilding and reinforcing the snow walls that surround their camp. Eugene reports that the wind really picked up during the night. The team is in a holding pattern, waiting for an opportunity to continue the ascent. Fingers crossed…