Trip Reports

May 26 Team Caches at 10,200′

The team was able to put in their first cache at 10,200′ (3108m). Caching is a great system that is indicative of an expedition style of climbing. Teams will pick supplies; gear, food, fuel, etc. that are not needed for a few days and climb to a point between the camp they currently reside at…

May 18 Team Moves to High Camp

Lead guide Jason calls in to report the team has successfully moved to High Camp! A chilly start leaving camp, but a perfect day to ascend the fixed lines up to the ridge at 16,200′ (4937m). The team found great, calm weather up high and astounding views. This morning the team started there day ascending…

May 8 Team Back in High camp!

Guide Maddie Crowell called in last night to report the team made it back to High Camp! Congratulations Maddie for her first summit in three attempts! Congratulations to the entire team! It’s a long day, about 14 hours, to attempt the summit and I’m sure the team is looking forward to some feasting in Talkeetna. We…

May 22 Team Cached at Windy Corner

Nick calls in for the team last night. The team enjoyed beautiful weather up to the cache at 13,500′ (4114m). At this point, the team will leave their snowshoes behind and mount their crampons. This is where the West Buttress route starts to get more interesting. Leaving Camp 2 the team first ascends Motorcycle Hill (named…

May 27 Team Arrives in Basecamp

Steven called in last night to report the team has arrived in Denali Basecamp! Basecamp is located on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier at 7,200′ (2194m). Yesterday afternoon, the team flew in from Talkeetna. Located literally at the end of the road, Parks Highway, deep in the Alaska Range. For decades Talkeetna has…

May 8 Denali Team – SUMMIT!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the members of our May 8th Denali team who are standing on the summit of North America! The team departed their 17,200 foot High Camp at abut 9:15 Alaska time this morning and reached the summit of North America at just after 6 pm this evening. It was a beautiful day, with clear…

May 18 Team at Camp 3

Guide Chris calls in from Camp 3 last night. The team had a good rest and prep day, with lots of sunshine and warm temps. Sounds like sunhoody and Hawaiian shirt weather! Before moving to High Camp the team will go through everything they have and try to narrow down gear and snacks to just…