Trip Reports

RIB TEAM IN TALKEETNA

After a great summit day, the Rib Team motored down from High Camp to Base Camp in approximately 1.5 days and they are now in Talkeetna. Enjoying a large (!) hamburger and a beer, I suspect. Great job, Seth, and you earned it. Here’s Pablo: recording

May 14 Team – Ready For the Summit

  Sebastian called in on behalf of the May 14th West Buttress team.  They moved up to High Camp and are hoping to awaken early tomorrow to decent weather, so they can make a shot for the summit! Summit day on Denali requires pretty good weather, as even on a good day, it is a…

MAY 14 WB TEAM AT HIGH CAMP!

Lead guide Seba reports that the team made the move from 14 Camp up to High Camp today. This is a beautiful ascent, starting from the Genet Basin then climbing up the fixed lines, winding up and around the ridgeline, then cresting onto the plateau where High Camp is located. The team was resting and…

Meet the May 30 Denali Team!

Scott Woolums might well hold the record for the most summits of Denali and we are thrilled that he is still guiding for Mountain Trip!  He called in today, while en route to the small town of Talkeetna Alaska, located at the end of the road, south and east of the vast Alaska Range and…

May 28 Denali Team Moves to Camp 1

Fischer Hazen called in on behalf of our May 28th West Buttress team.  They dropped down from Base Camp and then hiked about five miles up the vast Kahiltna Glacier to the site of their Camp 1.  Located at 7,800′, this camp is at the confluence of the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier and…

West Rib Team SUMMITS!!!!!

Seth, Juliana and Pablo reached the summit and are safely back in High Camp!!! They took advantage of a break in the weather and pushed hard to make it up and down in just 9.5 hours.  They encountered light wind and even a couple of welcomed breaks of sunshine en route to the top of…