Japan 8 8 team moves to high camp!

Japan 8 8 team moved from 14 camp up to high camp at 17,200ft on a cold, windy day. Fortunately the team stayed strong and was able to make the push. Way to go guys! Here’s Eli after their long day of traveling.


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June 13th expedition at 11,200′

June 13th team gave some shout out’s from camp two (11,200ft). Sounds like everybody is in good spirits and ready to continue moving upward on the mountain if weather permits!


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On the Summit!

The guys are on the summit of Denali!  It’s a pretty good day and they are moving really well up at over 20,000ft.  They’ll turn around and head back down to high camp for the night.  Congratulations guys!

Here’s the call from the top.


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Eric Calls from June 9 Team

The team is doing great and climbed up to over 16,000 ft today on a ridge that leads up to high camp before descending back down to 14,200ft.  This is some of the steepest and most beautiful terrain on the West Buttress route, ascending a steep face where there is a fixed line for additional…

Meet the June 19th Team!

We’d like to welcome Jarek Myszkowski, Steve Camkin, and Rob Morrill to Alaska!  These climbers are attempting the West Buttress of Denali, North America’s highest peak, and they will be led by Mountain Trip guide team Con Severis and Nick Aiello.   The West Buttress is a classic mountaineering challenge that climbs 13,000′ from the Southeast…

June 13 Team Moves to Camp 2

The June 13th West Buttress team is taking advantage of a beautiful day in the Alaska Range to move up to the basin camp at 11,200′.  They put in a cache of equipment yesterday and today are climbing up past that cache to establish a new camp.  This system of carrying equipment and supplies to…

Team Moved to High Camp!

The team moved up from the 14,200 ft basin up to their high camp at 17,200 ft today in beautiful and relatively warm weather.   They are moving strong and hope to head for the summit tomorrow morning if everyone is feeling well after their first night sleeping up over 17k feet. Here’s the call from…