Trip Reports

Team Jaahnavi resting at 14,200′-Camp

Climber Jaahnavi on the June 22 Denali West Buttress Team called in with an update on their expedition and progress up the mountain, towards the highest point in North America. Jaahnavi seems to be in high spirits and enjoying the mountain life up at camp at 14,200′, taking in the views over the Alaska Range…

Team Jaahnavi Moves to 14,200′!

Guide Kristin Arnold called in from 14,200′, after she, Jaahnavi, Con and Fischer all moved up to the broad basin camp in snowy conditions.  They did great, working hard as they had to break trail through fresh snow for much of the day. On arrival, they were supported by our June 15 Denali team, led…

June 26 Denali team camped at 11,200′

Climber Kirk Ridenour called in on behalf of the Mountain Trip June 26 West Buttress Expedition on Denali. The team plans lay their cache of extra food and fuel tomorrow at around 13,500′, at the top of Motorcycle Hill. Here’s the route the team will follow to make their cache and when they continue on…

June 15 Team – Camping in the Snow at 14,200′

Lead Guide Sean McManamy provides an introduction to Wolfgang’s bilingual update from 14,200′.  The team is experiencing heavy snow and this has stopped their upward travel for the time being.  They spent the day working on their camp, fortifying it and occupying themselves as they camp in what must seem like the inside of a…