Trip Reports

Meet the June 19th Team!

We’d like to welcome Jarek Myszkowski, Steve Camkin, and Rob Morrill to Alaska!  These climbers are attempting the West Buttress of Denali, North America’s highest peak, and they will be led by Mountain Trip guide team Con Severis and Nick Aiello.   The West Buttress is a classic mountaineering challenge that climbs 13,000′ from the Southeast…

June 13 Team Moves to Camp 2

The June 13th West Buttress team is taking advantage of a beautiful day in the Alaska Range to move up to the basin camp at 11,200′.  They put in a cache of equipment yesterday and today are climbing up past that cache to establish a new camp.  This system of carrying equipment and supplies to…

Team Moved to High Camp!

The team moved up from the 14,200 ft basin up to their high camp at 17,200 ft today in beautiful and relatively warm weather.   They are moving strong and hope to head for the summit tomorrow morning if everyone is feeling well after their first night sleeping up over 17k feet. Here’s the call from…

June 13 Denali Team Moved to 7800′

Matthew called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier, after the team carried loads up to about 10,000′ on the glacier.  They are getting early morning starts, to both avoid the heat of the day and also to travel over the glacier when it is at its most frozen state.  The weather has not been…