Denali May 26th Team at Base Camp

The Mountain Trip May 26th Denali West Buttress expedition is underway!  They met in Anchorage on the 26th, checked their gear and had a final meeting and briefing about the trip, then this morning they hopped in the Mountain Trip van and drove a little over 2 hours to Talkeetna, Alaska.  In Talkeetna, they checked…

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May 11 Denali Team Dispatch

The team checked in from the 14,200 ft camp where they spent another day hoping for the weather to improve. It was another exceptionally cold night, but the weather is forecasted to improve early next week.

Here’s the call.

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Denali May 22nd Team at Camp 2

Scott had the job of calling in the dispatch tonight from the May 22nd Denali West Buttress team.  They moved up to Camp 2 at over 11,000 ft today, which is a long day of climbing, but they did great and are now settled in at camp and relaxing for the evening.  Everyone is doing…

Denali May 13th Team at Camp 3

The May 13th Denali team is hanging in there in cold temps at Camp 3.  Today they went over to a spot known as the “Edge Of the World” where they could look out across the Alaska Range and enjoy the vast views.  The prolonged stretch of cold, windy, snowy weather has kept them from…

May 22 Team – Carries To 9,800′

Devin Gala called in on behalf of our May 22nd West Buttress team.  The climbers shouldered heavy packs and attached laden sleds this morning and hiked up the Kahiltna glacier in cold winds to place a cache of supplies at 9,800′.  Today was very cold and the wind just made things even harder.  Everyone did…

West Rib Team – Hi-jinx and Route Change

The storm has passed, but the mountain is still not giving climbers a good opportunity to move high.  It was still very, very cold today, with morning temperatures of -25F inside the climbers’ tents.  Winds still blew plumes of snow off the ridge above the 14,200′ camp, so the West Rib team sat tight in…