Trip Reports

June 26 “Mr. Hugo” Denali Team is at Camp 2

Ross Jobson called in from the beautiful Camp 2 at 11,200′, with an update and an explanation about the team’s name, “Mr. Hugo Team.”  Apparently, when they climbed Aconcagua together, the crew found a bicycle rental shop called Mr. Hugo that provided clients with free wine prior to renting them bicycles!  Brilliant! Here is Ross!…

JUNE 19 TEAM AT 12,500′ CAMP

The Team began its day in decent weather, but the wind picked up and it started to snow, so the guide team made the decision to camp at 12,500′ on what is called the “polo field.” The polo field is a relatively flat section located between the top of Squirrel Hill and Windy Corner. The…

JUNE 13 TEAM HOLDING AT 14 CAMP

Mountain Trip guide Travis Williams called in the team’s report tonight. It was once again snowy and windy, so the team hunkered down in the relative comfort of 14 Camp. Everyone is hoping for a calm, clear day tomorrow in order to make the big move from 14 Camp to High Camp at 17,200 ft.…

June 11 Team on the Summit!

The remaining members of the June 11th team are on the summit of Denali right now!   The weather is beautiful today and they are most certainly enjoying amazing views right now. They’ll descend back down to high camp over the next several hours where they’ll spend the night and recover from their long day. Congratulations…

JUNE 19 TEAM MOVING TO 14 CAMP

Rob called in, expressing quite a bit of excitement at the prospect of the team moving higher, after a couple of unplanned weather days at the 11,200′ basin camp.  The skies have cleared over the mountain and the team is hoping to get an early start tomorrow. The route ascends the steepest terrain thus far,…