Trip Reports

May 22 Team – Mike Calls from 7,800′

Mike Beuerlein called in from 7,800′ with a report that it is, indeed, cold on Denali!  The team is at Camp 1, on the broad Kahiltna Glacier, where the weather has been challenging today.  Snow has been falling in earnest and the temperatures are chilly! Today, the team climbed up to about 10,200′, where they…

West Rib Team Checks in from 14,200′

With a very detailed installment of “How The Mountain Turns,” Lead Guide Pablo Puruncajas called in with an update on the resourcefulness of our West Rib team, in the face of really tough weather and conditions. Heavy snow and high winds caused the team to reevaluate their planned route.  The approach to the Wets Rib…

MAY 22 TEAM CHECKS IN FROM CAMP 1

Unfortunately the end of lead guide Dan Starr’s message is cut off due to satellite phone service and the vagaries of mountain weather, but it’s clear that the May 22nd Team officially moved to Camp 1 at 7800′. This is the longest day of the trip based on distance (+/- 5 miles) and Dan is…

May 6 Team Retreats Back To Base Camp…

Grant Maughn called in from Camp 1, down at 7,800′ after the team decided to throw in the proverbial towel.  They have been stuck in foul weather for days and tomorrow was the day by which they needed to head further up the mountain, if they were going to have sufficient time to reach the…

May 18 Team – Marcin Calls From Camp 1

Marcin Wlodarczyk called in on behalf of our May 18 West Buttress team.  The team was treated to an extended stay in the small, end of the road town of Talkeetna, due to pretty foul weather for four days.  Rain in Talkeetna and at Base Camp made it impossible for our friends at Talkeetna Air…

May 23 Everest Expedition Dispatch

We are all down from Everest! Greg and Vanessa are already in Kathmandu after being whisked away by helicopter from Camp 2 this morning. Greg has some frostbite and is going to visit the clinic/hospital in Kathmandu to get that looked at and treated right away. Our entire Sherpa crew made it down to base…

2016 Everest Team is Back At Base Camp

Bill called a bit ago to let us know that he, Greg and Vanessa all arrived in Base Camp a short while ago.  Our Sherpa team are just behind them, and will soon arrive back at the luxurious-feeling 17,500′ camp. Spirits are high and everyone is looking forward to the myriad of niceties that “civilization”…