Trip Reports

May 6 Denali Team Update

Mario Roncador of Italy, one of the climbers on the May 6 Denali West Buttress Expedition, called to check in yesterday evening, May 15. Mario said that the team had a beautiful, successful climb up from Camp 2 at 11,000 ft. to Camp 3 at 14,000 ft. They arrived to a lot of fresh snowfall…

Meet the May 14 Denali Team!

Mountain Trip is thrilled to welcome a team of climbers from around the globe to our May 14, 2016 Denali expedition. The team met in Anchorage yesterday, first partaking in an orientation provided by our three guides.  Our guides then checked all the clothing and equipment that each climber brought to Alaska, to ensure that…

May 11 Baker Team Checks in From Camp 1

Our guide Kyle Bates called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier.  The team had a great day of traveling up the vast body of ice as they started their ascent up Denali. The weather has been HOT, with intense sunshine during the day. Lead Guide Joe Butler reported in a phone call this afternoon…

May 6 Team Carries Up Motorcycle Hill

The May 6th team called in to report that they had a great day carrying loads up Motorcycle Hill and Squirrel Hill the steepest sections of the route to date, and successfully cached them on the far side of the notorious Windy Corner.  It was a warm day, with clear skies and HUGE views (hard…

May 13 Everest Expedition Dispatch

It was a beautiful day for a hike above Basecamp! After another delicious breakfast, we headed down the glacier and up the West side of the Khumbu Valley to a little 18,000ft high point overlooking Everest base camp and with amazing views of the upper slopes of Mount Everest. It looked like a pretty windy…

May 11 Denali West Buttress Expedition at Base Camp

The May 11th group of Denali hopefulls, Mountain Trip’s second Denali expedition of the season, has just successfully arrived at Base Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier. Lead guide Joe Butler called in to headquarters on behalf of his group, which includes Bob Baker, who has taken several trips on Denali with Mountain Trip over the years. Joe said…

May 12 Everest Expedition Dispatch

It was a rest day at Mountain Trip Base Camp today. Spending time resting, recovering, and acclimating here at our base camp is an inevitable part of any Everest Expedition. We keep ourselves entertained in a variety of ways, and the days actually seem to go by pretty quickly here. We’ll generally have breakfast shortly…