April 22 Team Audio Dispatch

Here’s the call from Camp 1 after they returned from a day of trailbreaking through new snow up to their cache at 10,000 ft.

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April 22nd team Audio Dispatch

The team called in from Camp 1 this evening after a weather day due to high winds.  It has been beautiful, and they are all doing great and looking forward to moving tomorrow.

Click the link to listen to the call from the Kahiltna Glacier.

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Down to Base Camp Ths Morning!

Up at 4.30am this morning and off to BC at 5.30am. Perfect, beautiful morning. Cold and clear descending to Camp 1 first through the lower Western Cwm, then into the Khumbu Icefall.  Always a nervous place.  Just last week a Sherpa from a different team had a fatal accident just below Camp 1 here. The…

April 22 WB Team at Camp 1

Yoshiko called in from the first Mountain Trip Denali expedition of the season.  They flew in on the 23rd, right on schedule, and moved up to Camp 1 yesterday.  Sounds like they were breaking trail most of the way for the 5 mile stretch from base camp to Camp 1.  All is well up there,…

April 22 Denali team- at camp 1

Mountain Trip guide Yoshiko called in from camp 1 (7500′) at 10:30pm tonight to report that they had made a successful single carry from basecamp.  Carrying the entire expedition in a single push is always a hard start on the first move day of the expedition, but the team ate a mountain-sized meal and were…

Camp 2 Life

This is our last day at Camp 2 for this rotation up. Went for a hike up to below the impressive Lhotse Face today to around 22,000 ft.. SO far the ropes have not been fixed up to Camp 3, soon. 2 of our sherpas are on the team that will put lines in this…

April 22 Denali Team – Meet the Team!

Mountain Trip has been synonymous with climbing Denali for decades and we are thrilled to launch or 39th season of guiding on the highest, coldest mountain in North America with the launch of our April 22 Denali Team! Yesterday, a diverse group of climbers congregated in Anchorage, Alaska to make their final preparations for an…

Were all in Camp 2!

The whole team is here at 21,500 ft. now after a good day moving from C1 to C2. Nice weather except its been very windy all day. The winds have picked up since mid day here in Camp so its been a challenge tying everything down well. We have skipped setting our dinning tent up…

Up Thru the Ice fall Today!

We left early this morning for our first rotation up. 3.30am start through the jumbled Khumbu Icefall. Its in good shape this year, a fast route, but very exposed near the top. Great weather and good conditions. Always difficult moving up for the first time to the next higher camp till we are acclimatized. Planning…