Trip Reports

May 8 Team Back in High camp!

Guide Maddie Crowell called in last night to report the team made it back to High Camp! Congratulations Maddie for her first summit in three attempts! Congratulations to the entire team! It’s a long day, about 14 hours, to attempt the summit and I’m sure the team is looking forward to some feasting in Talkeetna. We…

May 22 Team Cached at Windy Corner

Nick calls in for the team last night. The team enjoyed beautiful weather up to the cache at 13,500′ (4114m). At this point, the team will leave their snowshoes behind and mount their crampons. This is where the West Buttress route starts to get more interesting. Leaving Camp 2 the team first ascends Motorcycle Hill (named…

May 27 Team Arrives in Basecamp

Steven called in last night to report the team has arrived in Denali Basecamp! Basecamp is located on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier at 7,200′ (2194m). Yesterday afternoon, the team flew in from Talkeetna. Located literally at the end of the road, Parks Highway, deep in the Alaska Range. For decades Talkeetna has…

May 8 Denali Team – SUMMIT!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the members of our May 8th Denali team who are standing on the summit of North America! The team departed their 17,200 foot High Camp at abut 9:15 Alaska time this morning and reached the summit of North America at just after 6 pm this evening. It was a beautiful day, with clear…

May 18 Team at Camp 3

Guide Chris calls in from Camp 3 last night. The team had a good rest and prep day, with lots of sunshine and warm temps. Sounds like sunhoody and Hawaiian shirt weather! Before moving to High Camp the team will go through everything they have and try to narrow down gear and snacks to just…

May 11 Team – SUMMIT! CUMBRE!!

Congratulations to the members of our May 11th West Buttress team, who are standing on the summit of Denali! Strong work team!!! We don’t have a lot of details at the moment, but the team made good time ascending over 3000 feet from their High Camp at 17,200 feet. They departed camp just before 9:30…

May 26 Team Arrives in Camp 1

Lead guide Josh Jesperson calls in from Camp 1 yesterday. The team left Basecamp early yesterday morning. They packed up camp into their backpacks and sleds, laid out their ropes, and tied in. Trudging off with all 110lbs of food, gear, and fuel EACH that they flew onto the glacier with. This first day is…

May 14 Team Moves to High Camp

Lead guide Logan updates us from High Camp! The team was able to push through the tough conditions, past the fixed lines, and up to the High Camp location at 17,200′ (5242m) yesterday. They join two other teams who have been waiting out the weather at High Camp for a summit window. The May 14…