June 6 Team Caches

Unfortunately the call was once again cut short, but are able to hear the beginning of Lead Guide Eli’s report. It was a snowy, cold day but the team pushed through and carried a load of equipment and supplies to 13700′. Everyone is back a camp and doing well.

Here’s Eli:

recording

 

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Meet the June 11 Denali Team

WELCOME JUNE 11 DENALI WEST BUTTRESS TEAM! A team of climbers from around the world met in Anchorage yesterday for a Team Meeting and equipment check. The team spent the day finalizing packing and picking up last minute supplies. Early this morning the guide team will collect the climbers and journey three hours north to…

May 28 Team Holding at 14 Camp

It was a cold, windy day on the mountain and the team stayed hunkered down at 14 Camp. Weather days/rest days are helpful for the team, as it allows everyone to recover, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the move to High Camp. And conditions are fairly tolerable at 14 Camp, as far as those things…

June 1 Team Holding at 11 Camp

The weather closed in and the the team stayed put, safe and sound, in 11 Camp. The team will be ready to roll and excited to stretch their legs once the clouds lift and they can continue to ascend. The photo below is of 11 Camp looking south on a clear day. Here’s Nathan with…

June 1 Team at 11 Camp

Unfortunately the call was cut short due to the vagaries of satellite communication in the mountains, but we were able to catch that the team is fine and hunkered down at 11 Camp, watching it snow. Guide Chris reports 1.5 feet of fresh snow!

Here’s Chris:

recording

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June 1 Team cached around Windy Corner

The June 1 West Buttress team, still camped at 11,200′, placed a cache up high around Windy Corner (approx. 13,500′) to prepare for their move up to Camp Three at 14,200′ today.

Here’s Nathan!

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Final Dispatch – May 18 Denali West Buttress Team

Mountain Trip lead guide Brian Kramp called in a final dispatch on the May 18 Denali West Buttress expedition. The team has said their goodbyes in Anchorage and headed back to their respective homes around the world after a successful expedition.

Here’s Brian!

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