Trip Reports

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…

May 6 Denali Team – Weathering the storm

Mountain Trip’s May 6 Denali West Buttress Expedition called in with an update from Camp 1. Unfortunately, due to weather, the team is hunkered down at camp with a forecast of high winds and a lot of snow. In the meantime, the team is loading up on calories before they head further up the mountain,…

May 6 Denali Team Update

The May 6 Denali West Buttress team called in yesterday evening from Camp 1 with an update on their trip’s progress. After caching some supplies higher up on the route to lighten their load for the climb, the team returned to Camp 1 to spend the night before beginning the next round of their ascent and…

May 10 Everest Expedition calls from Base Camp

Vanessa called in to HQ early this morning for a quick update on Mountain Trip’s Everest Expedition, who have successfully returned to Base Camp after a round of acclimatization. Before descending, they had reached their highest point to date, above Camp 2. The team awoke and began to prepare for their descent at 4 a.m., departing…