Trip Reports

May 14 Denali Team holding at 11,000 ft.

Mountain Trip HQ received a call from the May 14 trip, who are also socked in by the whiteout conditions at camp. They all reported being healthy and happy. The team is undoubtedly getting some time to update their journals, read some books and play cards. We weren’t able to catch the name of the…

EVEREST SUMMIT!!!

We just heard from our Base Camp staff that our 2016 Mount Everest Team reached the summit at 5:57 am, local time! Vanessa and her father Greg Blasic, along with Mountain Trip’s Bill Allen, DaOngchu Sherpa, Tawa Chiri Sherpa, and Karma Geljen Sherpa all made good time to the summit.  We held a couple of…

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2016 EVEREST EXPEDITION GOING FOR THE SUMMIT!

Mountain Trip Everest Expedition climber Vanessa called in to report that the team is headed for the summit today! The team made the decision to take advantage of a rest day yesterday, so they could spend a few more hours acclimating, breathing supplemental oxygen and replenishing their strength to give them a boost to make…

May 6 Denali Team at 14,200 ft.

Mario, a climber on the May 6 West Buttress Expedition with Mountain Trip, called in a bi-lingual trip update today. Mario said the team is “pumped up (!!)” with anticipation for a possible summit window in the days to come. He reported that although they faced some high winds, they were the fastest team on…

West Rib Expedition at 14,200-Camp

Mountain Trip guide Pablo Parunjacas called in with an update on the Denali West Rib expedition, who are currently camped at 14,200 ft. Today they completed a single-carry of supplies to cache up high at around 15,000 ft., past a ridgeline aptly named Windy Corner (which Pablo said was certainly living up to its name).…

2016 Everest Team Checks in from the South Col!

Mountain Trip guide and owner Bill Allen called our headquarters from 25,938 ft. (7,906 m) on Mount Everest with an update on the expedition’s progress.  He, Vanessa and Greg have been moving up the mountain for the past few days, gaining over 8,000 ft. of elevation, as they prepare for their summit bid on Everest!…

May 14 Denali Team back in Camp 1

Guide Gary Falk from the May 14 Denali West Buttress Expedition with Mountain Trip called in with an update on the team’s progress. After a day of carrying supplies up high, the team is back resting in Camp 1 at 7,800 ft. Their total elevation gain for the day was roughly 2,400 ft. over about…