Trip Reports

May 6 Team Calls from 14,200′

Robert Lentz called in a very nice and detailed update from the team’s Camp 3, located in a broad basin at 14,200′ on Denali.  Today, the team dropped back down to retrive the cache of supplies they had buried near Windy Corner (the sun/shadow ridge at the bottom center of the image below) two days…

MAY 16 TEAM AT 7800′, CAMP 1

Due to the vagaries of using satellite phones in the mountains, some of tonight’s transmission was cut off,  but sounds like the team voted Lead Guide Eli Potter to be the spokesperson again, tonight. Eli reports that the team traveled 5 miles up the beautiful Kahiltna glacier, and arrived in good time at Camp 1.…

MAY 6 TEAM AT 14 CAMP

It was a beautiful, still day for the team to make the push from Camp 2, around Windy Corner, and up to 14 Camp. This camp is nestled in the beautiful Genet basin, and it rewards climbers with incredible views of Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter. The team got busy establishing camp, erecting tents and…

MEET THE MAY 20 TEAM

We are pleased to welcome the team members of our 5th Denali team of the 2015 climbing season.  The team consists of climbers  from points around the world.  Climbing a big, cold mountain such as Denali entails a lot of preparation, as well as a healthy dose of trust in your partners.  We really appreciate…

MEET THE MAY 16 DENALI TEAM

On Saturday, May 16th, a small group of climbers met in Anchorage, AK to join a team of Mountain Trip guides for an attempt to climb the highest peak in North America.  Denali rises 20,320′ above the not-too-distant sea.  Located close to the Arctic Circle, it is famous for presenting climbers with extreme cold and…

MAY 6 TEAM CACHES AT 13,500′

Robert Lentz called in a nice team report tonight. The team was happy to stretch their legs and move a load of equipment and supplies up the mountain, to a cache at 13,500′. It sounds like the group had some windy conditions, but they were prepared and managed just fine. Robert reports that the team…