Trip Reports

May 26 Team is heading home

After a couple of days of no contact, we heard that the May 26th Team has descended back to Base Camp and is hoping to fly off the mountain.  They made a hard fought push for the summit, reaching 19,500′, before turning back in rough weather. They hoped to attempt the summit again, but instead…

JUNE 7 TEAM DOING THE “TALKEETNA HANG”

Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated with the team’s schedule, and they are becoming intimately familiar with the small Alaskan town of Talkeetna. Lead guide Seba Grau reports that the team has been taking advantage of time in town to review camp building skills and sled rigging techniques. And enjoying fresh, hot coffee! The weather…

May 31 team – weather day at 11,200′

John Cain called from the basin at 11,200′ with a report that was unfortunately cut short by a loss of satellite connection.  The team spent the day digging out their tents from the wind and snow that have been buffeting their camp.  Fortunately, they have a strong and spacious cook tent in which to spend…

MEET THE JUNE 7 TEAM!

We are pleased to welcome the team members of our 9th Denali team of the 2015 climbing season.  The team consists of climbers from points around the world, as far away as the Czech Republic and New Zealand.  Climbing a big, cold mountain such as Denali entails a lot of preparation, as well as a…

MAY 26 TEAM BACK AT HIGH CAMP

Lead guide Scott Woolums called to report that the team attempted to summit yesterday, but the weather conditions forced the team back to High Camp. The team began their ascent immediately out of camp, and they climbed the steep “Autobahn” section to the climb to the top of Denali pass. They continued ascending beyond Zebra…

May 20 Team – back in Anchorage

Apologies for the delay in posting about the May 20th team.  We had a bit of a perfect storm of communication challenges for the past couple of days. The team decided that their time was running too close to the end of their food and supplies to continue attempting to move upwards.  On Saturday, they…

May 31 Team – Carried Around Windy Corner

Team Fubar called in after making a tough, but successful carry around Windy Corner, which lived up to its name today.  Strong winds buffeted the crew, but they tucked their chins down and set each step with conviction, pushing their loads of supplies around the steep, rocky ridge that drops down from thousands of feet…