Trip Reports

June 23 Denali Team Backcarried Today

An enthusiastic post was called in by the June 23rd Team.  I’m uncertain who the caller was, so if anyone can help identify him, please let us know! The team backcarried today, meaning they dropped down out of camp to pick up the supplies they had cached at 13,500′ a few days before.  Reunited with…

June 13 Denali Team Is at Base Camp

We’ve not heard from the team in a few days, but we did get a report late yesterday that they had decided not to continue their bid for the summit.  The team had experienced a number of weather delays, but continued their push for the summit in spite of those challenges.  After arriving at High…

June 26 Denali Team is at 14,200′ Camp

Brian Levendusky called in a post from the huge basin camp at 14,200′.  This camp is both geographically large and tends to be the busiest camp on the mountain, with climbers taking 4-5+ days at this elevation while their bodies acclimatize.  The team was fortunate to have clear, blue skies as they climbed up, a…

JUNE 26 TEAM CACHES AT 13,200′

More silliness at 11,200′ Camp! Clint Brewer called in the team report tonight. Under beautiful, clear skies the team put in a cache of equipment and supplies at 13,200′. The team is clearly in good spirits, doing well, and happy with the bacon (!) they had with dinner. The plan is to move to 14…

JUNE 19 TEAM: REST DAY AT 14 CAMP

Today was a beautiful, sunny day at 14 Camp and the team took advantage of the good weather to practice rope skills. They will use these skills tomorrow, as they ascend the “headwall” section of the climb to put in a cache of equipment and supplies at 16,400′. Rob sends out greetings to his loved…

JUNE 13 TEAM AT HIGH CAMP!

Being patient is difficult, but the rewards are many. The June 13 Team was rewarded with a good day to make the move up to High Camp at 17,200′. Lead guide Adam Smith reports that the team encountered snow and moderate wind during their ascent, but they were able to push through and now everyone…

JUNE 19 TEAM AT 14 CAMP!

Climber Steve Camkin called in the team report tonight. It sounds like the team enjoyed a restful day at 14 Camp today, taking in the stunning scenery. Situated in the beautiful Genet basin, 14 Camp offers incredible views of Mt. Foraker, Mt. Hunter, and the surrounding Alaska range. The plan is to rest tomorrow, then…