June 5 Japan 8 8 Team – Snow and More Snow at 7800′

The team could not make upward progress today, as it snowed a lot in the past 24 hours.  They have plenty of food and everyone is doing well, but they are eager to start moving again, after two days of inactivity.


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Denali Visual Tour de Camps

Base camp is located at 7,200 on the Southeast fork of the Kahiltna Glacier.  It can be a bustling place, with the deep drone of aircraft echoing off the surrounding walls.  Here are some images to help readers get a sense of what your friends and family are experiencing on their Denali climb.    …

Party At Base Camp!

Well, perhaps “party” is not the accurate term, but several Mountain Trip teams spent the night at Base Camp on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, awaiting the weather to improve so they can fly out to verdant Talkeetna.  One flight made it into Base Camp yesterday, and a handful of our climbers clambered…


We’d like to welcome Rich Ward to Alaska!  Rich will be joining senior Mountain trip guide Eric Larson, Keith Garvey, and Krista Garvey, on an attempt of the West Buttress of North America’s highest peak.   The West Buttress is a classic mountaineering challenge that climbs 13,000′ from the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier to…