The June 4 Denali West Buttress team called in an update from Camp Two at 11,200′. Today they will likely head up around Windy Corner, at around 13,400′ on the route, to set a cache. This will put them into position to move up to Camp Three at 14,200′, most likely tomorrow if weather allows!…Details
Here’s guide Kristin Arnold and the May 20 Team with an ecstatic call from the SUMMIT! We’re so happy for the team and very proud that they stuck it out and went for the top once again. Their hard work and determination was certainly rewarded. Here’s the call from the summit, with quick shout outs…Details
Mountain Trip guide Jesse Wright called in an update on the May 24 Denali West Buttress team, from Camp Three at 14,200′. The team cached a bit lower than intended and cached near the fixed lines instead. If the weather allows, the team plans to move up to High Camp today, June 7 at 17,200′…Details
The May 20 West Buttress Team called in an update once again from High Camp after once again turning back from the summit after bad weather moved in. The team remains optimistic and is hoping the adage of “third time’s the charm” holds true as they try for the summit again today, June 7. Hopefully…Details
A few members of team called in a multi-lingual update from Camp One at 7,800′! The climbers made their cache above Ski Hill near Denali Pass to put them into position to move up to Camp Two at 11,200′.
Here’s the team!
Climber Trent Thorne called in an update for the May 21 West Buttress team, unfortunately once again back at High Camp after turning back once again from attempting the summit, as storm clouds and high winds rolled in once they reached the top of the Autobahn. The team is hoping that the “third time’s the…
Climber Chris Perez called in an update on the May 20 West Buttress team, who unfortunately had to return to High Camp after severe weather moved in, quickly and unexpectedly, and dashed their chances at making the summit yesterday. The team set out for the summit from High Camp at around 9 am, after the…
Guide Chris Cullaz called in an update on the May 21 team, back at High Camp.
The May 24 Denali West Buttress team called in an update from Camp Three at 14,200′, back in camp after a day of skills practice. The team spent the majority of the day practicing ascending the fixed ropes and running belays, and practicing essential ice axe and crampon techniques, like self-arrest and different methods of…
Guide Nicole Lawton called in an update on for her and Leah at High Camp, after returning back down yesterday at around 18,000′. They made an attempt on the summit yesterday but were unfortunately turned around due to severe weather moving in on the upper mountain. The team set out for the summit from High…