May 20 Team – At 14,200′!

The May 20 Team called in a very garbled audio recording, which I’m not even going to post, because you could only understand about three words in the entire message.  At these far northern latitudes, the satellites pass far to the south, and we frequently lose connections. The team is at 14,200′ (4328m) and doing…

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May 27 team: carry to 10k

Our guide Adam Smith called in yesterday evening, to report a successful carry to 10k on the Kahiltna Glacier.  Today, if conditions permit, they will travel up past their cache to 11,200′ and establish a camp there.

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JY/Suzanne: at 9,500′

Yesterday the team moved camp from the base of Ski Hill at 7,800′, up the Kahiltna glacier to a new camp at 9,500′.  They are reporting a difficulty with their Spot tracking device but everyone is in good health and spirits, and will keep us updated daily of their progress.

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Traverse team: weather day at 14k

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JY / Suzanne Expedition: from camp 1

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JY and Suzanne Denali Expedition

Mountain Trip has long offered varying degrees of highly customized expeditions and we are pleased to introduce you to one such team. J.Y. Jones is book author, physician, outdoorsman, missionary, and hunter.  He approached us with an idea for a trip that would involve a very small group of climbers and we found a climbing…

May 27 Team – On the Move!

Sorry for the delay in adding this team to our blog, but the holiday weekend snuck up on us. On May 27th, a group of climbers met in Anchorage to meet three Mountain Trip guides and make the final preparations for their expedition up Denali.  The team spent the day discussing the details of the…