Trip Reports

May 18 Denali Team Moves To Camp 1

Mountain Trip guide Chris Dickson called in from 7,800 feet on the Kahiltna Glacier after the members of our May 18 West Buttress expedition hiked five miles over five hours to arrive at the site of their Camp 1. Conditions on the lower glacier were pretty perfect, with a firm trail and not too much…

May 8 Team Carries Up The Headwall

Julian Howe called in a great dispatch with an Anniversary message to his wife. On behalf of the entire Mountain Trip Family – Happy Anniversary to the Howes!!!  The team took advantage of amazing weather to carry loads up to the spectacular ridge that is the West Buttress. They climbed up moderate snow for about…

May 11 Team Backcarries to 10,200′

The May 11 team did not call in last night, but they successfully retrieved their supplies yesterday from their cache site at 10,200′ (3108m) and are now fully supplied at Camp 2 (11,200′ 3413m). Yesterday is what we call an “active rest day”. It typically doesn’t take long for the team to retrieve their cache…

May 14 Team Arrives at Camp 2

Florian updates us from Camp 2, at 11,200′ (3413m). The team successfully moved from Camp 1 to Camp 2 yesterday. They started their morning ascending 1,200′ (365m) up Ski Hill onto the rolling hills of the glacier above Ski Hill, below Kahiltna Pass. Their route takes them past their cache site and jogs to the…

May 8 Team Arrives at Camp 3

Spectacular view from the fixed lines, looking down onto Camp 3 and Mountain Foraker   The May 8 team crushed their way up to Camp 3 at 14,200′ (4328m) yesterday, making great time in good weather. Getting to Camp 3 is an exciting part of the expedition. Now the team is set up to plan…