Trip Reports

May 8 Team Moves to High Camp

The May 8 team successfully moved to High Camp at 17,200′ (5242m) yesterday! They are the first Mountain Trip team of the year (well, also the first Mountain Trip team on the mountain) to make it to High Camp! When they arrived, camp was pretty barren. So rather than use some old snow walls or…

May 14 Team Backcarries to Windy Corner

Brett called in last night to update us from 14,200′ (4328m). The team likely slept in a bit before carrying mostly empty backpacks down to the Windy Corner cache site at 13,200′ (4023m). Upon arrival they dug out their cache and packed up their bags to ascend back to camp. They spent the day resting…

May 14 Team Moves to Camp 3

Andrew updates us from 14,200′ (4328m) yesterday. The team moved from Camp 2 at 11,200′ (3413m) to Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m). Getting to Camp 3 is an exciting part of the expedition. Now the team is set up to plan their bid for the summit. They will backcarry today to grab their cache from Windy…

May 18 Team Moves to Camp 2

Heather called in to report some exciting news. The team was feeling so strong that they decided to move right up to Camp 2 from Camp 1! Typically, teams will move in what we call “expedition style”. Which is when a team moves to camp, then the next day they choose some gear and supplies…

May 8 Team Rest Day at Camp 3

Josh updates us from 14,200′ (4328m) to report that the team enjoyed a well earned rest day today. They walked out to the “Edge of the World” which is where Camp 3 suddenly drops 6,000′ (1828m) to the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna below. This dramatic drop offers fantastic views, and a nice way to…