June 5 Team at Base Camp

Mountain Trip Guide Ben Adkison called in on behalf of the June 5 team from Denali Base Camp at 7,200 ft. Due to bad weather, the team spent a “layover day” in Talkeetna, working on sled and pack rigging and glacier travel skills. They had a successful flight out to the glacier yesterday morning, and…

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Another Summit!! May 22 Team!

Yesterday, our May 22nd team awoke at 17,200′ with the understanding that it was the last day they had available in their schedule to make a summit bid.  As the sun crept around the south side of north America’s tallest mountain, the skies cleared and the team suited up, tied into their climbing ropes and…

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June 1 Team Calls from Camp 2

Honglin Guo called in from the beautiful basin camp on the West Buttress route of Denali.  The team moved up in cold, somewhat foggy conditions, climbing about 4.5 miles above the site of their previous camp. The route climbed up the first big hill of the route, known as Ski Hill, which starts right above…

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May 14 Team Checks in From Base Camp

22 days after starting their expedition, the members of our May 14th West Buttress team are hoping for a clearing in the weather so they can fly off the glacier.  Some team members have already had to change flights and others might miss tomorrow’s scheduled flights. We plan for 22 days, which is a day…

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June 5 Denali – Let’s Meet The Team!

Today a small team of climbers are assembling in Anchorage to meet our guide team in preparation for their attempt on North America’s tallest mountain – Denali.  They will review the plan for the climb, finish packing portions of each climber’s lunch snacks and the guides will review all of their clothing an equipment.  The…

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May 14 Team is at Base Camp!

Our May 14th team pushed hard through the night, forging their way downhill through deep snow to arrive at Base Camp at about 1:00 am.  They were motivated by the rapid approach of their scheduled flights home! By all accounts, they have been doing really well, pushing hard in the face of challenging conditions.  The…

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May 30 Team Calls From 11,200′

Lead guide Scott Woolums called in after a tough move up to 11,200′.  The team moved up through very deep snow yesterday, arriving in the beautiful basin camp of 11,200′ only to have another foot of snow fall on them overnight.  Conditions are pretty challenging right now for the climbers! They plan to drop back…

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May 18 Team – Summit!!!!

Our May 18th team awoke yesterday to blue skies, so they suited up and got ready to roll!  unfortunately, just as they were about to clip into their ropes, a big, nasty lenticular cloud formed over the upper mountain, causing them to apuse and put the breaks on their summit hopes. After a couple of…

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