Trip Reports

June 23 Team calls in from 11,200′

Our guide Brian Kramp called in on behalf of the June 23rd team.  They took a weather day at 7,800′, which is a difficult decision to make so low on the mountain, but it proved to be a good call, and they were able to move up to 11,200′ in tough, but decent weather. They…

June 24 Team Checks in from Camp 1

Lead Guide Pablo Puruncajas called in from 7,800′, the site of the team’s Camp 1 on the immense Kahiltna Glacier.  They made good time moving up from Base Camp, covering the five miles in about five hours.  This is a tough day, with climbers loaded down with all the food, fuel and supplies for a…

June 13 Team checks in from 14,200′

Lead Guide Rob “Durny” Durnell called in from 14,200′. The team has been busy for the past few days moving supplies up and down the mountain and he apologizes for the radio silence of the past few days. A couple things have occurred recently – Sangeeta decided to head back down to Base Camp.  She…

June 23 Team Carries to 10,200′

Lead Guide Sean McManamy called in from the team’s Camp 1 at 7,800′ today.  The crew carried supplies and equipment about 3.5 miles up glacier to an elevation of near 10,200′ this morning.  It has been hot on the glacier during the long sunny Alaskan days, so they awoke early and moved while the glacier…

JUNE 23 TEAM AT CAMP 1

The team moved from Base Camp to Camp 1 yesterday. Due to the warm weather and conditions on the lower glacier, the team rested during the day a moved at night when the weather is cooler, which makes for much more comfortable conditions to move up the glacier. Believe it or not, it can be…

June 17 Denali – Backcarried from 14,200′

Lead Guide Caitlin Hague called in on behalf of the June 17th team this evening. She, Wayne, Jacqueline, Margaret and Dan had a fairly mellow day today, dropping down 700′ to retrieve their cache of supplies. Under clear skies, they hiked down towards Windy Corner and dug up the cache they had left a couple…

MEET THE JUNE 26 TEAM

On Friday, June 26th, a small group of climbers will meet in Anchorage, AK to join a team of Mountain Trip guides for an attempt to climb the highest peak in North America. Denali rises 20,320′ above the not-too-distant sea. Located close to the Arctic Circle, it is famous for presenting climbers with extreme cold…

Team Hernan – Una llamada desde Campo Alto!

Hernan Leal called from 17,200′ today.  The team arrived at High Camp after climbing up 3000′ from their Camp 3.  The morning began early and the team began climbing before dawn.  In Alaska, it is still bright daylight before dawn, but the team was in the shade of Denali, so they were able to enjoy…