Trip Reports

June 26th Team on the Summit!

Adam called in at about 6:30 PM AK time from the summit of Denali! He is up there with Kenneth, Anders, and Perrine on a nice arctic evening. The rest of the team turned around this afternoon with guide Travis and headed back to high camp after climbing up to nearly 19,000 ft. They are…

June 26 Team – Making a Summit Bid!

We received the call this morning that the June 26th Team awoke feeling good and decided to make an attempt at the summit of Denali! Part of Mountain Trip’s Risk Management strategy for summit day is that the guides will call our Alaska Operations Director prior to departing for the summit.  This helps the guides…

June 26 Team Moved to High Camp!

Lead Guide Adam Smith called in from 17,200′ after the team moved up from their home of the past few days at Camp 3 (14,200′).  The team had a perfect day to move and so they loaded up their packs early in the morning and started uphill. The route begins with a moderate snow slope…

June 26 Team is Poised to Move High!

Mickey called in on behalf of the June 26th Team, after a tough day of eating, lounging, eating, making snowmen, and more lounging, as the climbers rested and gave their bodies one more day at 14,200′ before they move up to their High Camp, a full 2,000′ higher.  It is important to gain as good…

Going for the Summit!

They awoke to another beautiful day at high camp this morning and they went for the summit.  They left this morning, and should be approaching the top this afternoon.  The teams all reported beautiful weather up high on Denali today and hope to have a spectacular day at the top of North America!  We’ll keep…

JUNE 23 TEAM MOVES TO HIGH CAMP!

Well, their patience paid off and the team had a beautiful, sunny day for the move to High Camp. The climb to High Camp is one of the most enjoyable days of climbing on the expedition because for the most part you are climbing on top of the ridge, weaving in and out of rocks…

JUNE 26 TEAM BACKCARRIES

Today the team made a quick foray down to 13,200′ to retrieve their cached equipment. It sounds like everyone is happy to be at 14 Camp with all their kit. Weather permitting, the plan is to carry a load of equipment and supplies up the steepest section of the route, departing camp and hiking up…