Welcome May 13th Team

Hello and welcome followers, to the May 13th Team. Let’s meet the team! We have climbers: Jon Ryall from England Stephanie Nelson from England Scott Tippett from Colorado Jim Arnold from Colorado Paul Pottinger from Washington Matthew Fuller from Canada James Molnar from Ohio Cindy Outlaw from California Scott Holder from California Our guides for…


April 22 Team – at Camp 1

The entire crew slept at 7,800 feet, at Camp 1 and is on the move to Base Camp. Lead guide Michael Burmeister estimates that with the weather continuing to be good, they will fly off the glacier late this afternoon, and be back in the metropolis of Talkeetna this evening.

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Watching and Waiting

The Team is in Base Camp and we are watching the weather very close now. We have some of the best forecasting in the world coming into the Mountain Trip Base Camp here. Right now one branch of the Jet Stream is sitting near the top of Everest so is delaying things for the next…

Dallas checks in


The team had a chilly night (20 below 0) but is enjoying a sunny day, and plans to round “Windy Corner” today to make a cache.

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Welcome to the West Rib blog

Sorry for the delay, but we’ve had five trips get out the door in the last few days.  Our focus was on making sure each of the trips was as prepared as possible.  We had dinner with the Rib team the other night and these guys will have a great time on the mountain together. …

Trudi’s Mothers Day Wishes


Trudi wishes all the mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day !

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Zach checks in


Zach Johnson checks in from 7,800 foot camp. All is well on the trail.

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Tyler Team – Back for more!!!

Two of our favorite friends, Isaac and Ariel Tyler are back to give Denali another go, following a bout of illness that interfered with their last attempt. The couple got high on Denali a few years ago, but a chest infection prevented  them  from making a summit bid.  We are so happy that they have…

Lucky Lindy Denali Climb

Welcome to the Lucky Lindy Denali expedition! Those of you who know, or even better (!) have had the opportunity to climb with Doug Lindauer will completely understand the moniker that has been bestowed upon this team.  We would never want to “jinx” a team, but Doug has had an uncanny aptitude to summon amazing…