Trip Reports

June 23 Team – Back Carry to 9K

Mountain Trip lead guide, Harrison Lewis, called in yesterday evening to report that the June 23 team is in high spirits and doing well at Camp 2 11,200 ft (3413 m). The guides and climbers took an “active rest day” to descend back to their gear cache at 9,600 ft. There they unburied the gear…

June 23 Team – Big Day Today

Our June 23 Team has successfully ascended from Camp 1 7,800 ft (2377 m) to Camp 2 11,200 ft (3413 m) in white-out conditions. Way to persevere team! This is a big move for any team even in quality weather which has been a rarity on Denali this season. Some guides have called this the…

June 18 Team – Live from Camp 3

The June 18 team radioed in live from Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m) after they spent yesterday retrieving their gear cache above Windy Corner. This was a long hard day for the team so they indulged in some rest and slept in until 10 AM. Following a delicious brunch prepared by our skilled guides…

June 23 – Made it to Camp 1

The June 23 Team is stoked to have arrived at their first official camp on the West Buttress route after heading out of base camp at 3 AM in the midnight light of Denali. They arrived at Camp 1 at 7,800 ft (2377 m) in poor weather but persisted higher up the route to put…

June 18 Team – Arrived at 14K

It’s all coming together for lead guide Jesse Wright and his June 18 team who were able to remain strong through the 6-hour climb to Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m) in marginal weather. Tap the recording link below to hear Jesse’s full update! It sounds like conditions were challenging around the technical section of…

June 23 Team: Hello Camp 1!

Unfortunately Daniel’s trip report is too garbled to understand, probably due to the poor weather the team has been experiencing on the lower glacier. The team traveled from Base Camp to Camp 1 yesterday, following the southeast fork of the Kahiltna for approximately one mile before making a hard right turn up the main fork…