El Equipo 30 de Mayo Llamó de Campo 3

Pachi and Scott called in after the May 30 team took a rest day at 14,200′ today.  They worked hard yesterday, carrying loads of supplies up the steepest part of the route, to an elevation of about 16,400′.  Today, they rested, ate lots of food and organized their equipment for the upper mountain. Pachi y…

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May 28 Team Calls From 14,200′

Mike called in from our May 28th team, giving us an update on the team’s progress thus far. They have been having some trouble connecting with their satellite phone, so Mike apologized for the team not checking in recently. We are working to remedy that situation. The team carried up onto the ridge above the…

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May 28 team ascends the fixed lines

The May 28 Mountain Trip Denali team went up on the fixed lines above 14-Camp today, the steepest and most intimidating section of the West Buttress Route, to leave a cache near High Camp. They enjoyed a spectacular walk in good weather along the ridge towards 17,200 ft. The team is resting back at 14,200…

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June 5 Denali Team caching above Camp 1

John Ladd, of the June 5 West Buttress Expedition on Denali, called in with an update on their progress. The June 5 team enjoyed the Mountain Trip classic breakfast favorite, Denali Sandwiches (cream cheese, sausage, on a toasted everything bagel) before setting off higher up the mountain. They would certainly need their energy for the…

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