Meet Our May 15th Team.

Welcome to the dispatch blog for Mountain Trip’s May 15th West Buttress expedition.  A team of nine climbers and three of our guides have gathered in Southcentral Alaska and are now in the process of attempting to climb to the summit of North America’s highest mountain. Let’s meet the team! Nicholas Bailey Ted Watrous Lar…

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Call from Bill at Camp 2

Bill Allen called in a somewhat intelligible post from Camp 2 on their summit push. The plan is to move to Camp 3 today.

Hear Bill!

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Our newest adventure: the new website

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Qobin Is On The Glacier!

Yesterday, Qobin, Peter Inglis and Zach Quine departed Anchorage, Alaska en route to the small town of Talkeetna, where they spent some time being briefed about some of the challenges of climbing Denali by Rangers from the National Park Service. They were fortunate in that the weather was cooperative and they were able to board…

Carried Around Windy Corner

Hi Folks, We really apologize for the delay in posting, but rest assured that the May 8th team is doing great.  They have been moving strong and yesterday carried a load of food, fuel and supplies up and around a key feature of the route, namely a massive, steep ridge of rock and ice that…

Sean Calling From 10,200′

Sean called in last night from 10.200′ on the Northwest Buttress.  The team is doing great and feels energized to be on the route. His reference to “Thanksgiving Dinner” means that they dined on a guide favorite of turkey and stuffing with re-hydrated cranberries and mashed potatoes and gravy.  Sounds like pretty good living for…

Somewhat Garbled Post from Bryan Desloge

The 11,200′ basin is a tough place to get messages out from, as the steep walls provide scant chances for satellite phones to connect with the orbiting satellites.  Bryan called this in, and it’s nice to hear his voice, although it gets rather garbled.

Enjoy!

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Camp 2!!

May 15, Camp 2 We made it to Camp 2 in record time this morning, everyone did great coming up here and it really looks like our team is going to be strong. Now it’s just the weather game… We’re still checking multiple forecasts, getting updates a couple of times a day, and still hoping…