Trip Reports

MEET THE MAY 27TH UPPER WEST RIB TEAM!

Denali.  “The Great One.”  Mount McKinley. By any name, the behemoth that dominates south central Alaska is something to behold in awe and to treat with the utmost respect.  For climbers, the mountain presents what many might consider the challenge of a lifetime, as they pit themselves against brutal winds, arctic temperatures and the thin…

MAY 26TH TEAM ENJOYING BEAUTIFUL TALKEETNA

The May 26th Team took some time to enjoy beautiful, downtown Talkeetna yesterday while they were waiting for the clouds to lift. The team departing the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage. Mountain Trip guide Ian enjoying some Alaskan wildlife. In Talkeetna, weighing in at Talkeetna Air Taxi. Mountain Trip guides Josh and Zach (rigged to flip!)…

May 26 team: enjoying the Talkeetna hang

Weather kept the team from flying yesterday, but lead guide Ian Nicholson made use of the down time; making sure everything was in order and practicing a wide scope of mountain skills that will prove essential during their expedition.  This morning Ian reported the weather had improved a little and was happily heading to the…

May 8 team: in basecamp

Sean McManamy called just as he and his entire team completed their descent to basecamp, having pushed through whiteout conditions from 14 camp.  The weather between basecamp and Talkeetna was nonflyable all day yesterday, hopefully they get their break today and can return to the land of green leaves and running water.

UAE #1: weather delay at camp 2

Adam Smith sent a brief update from camp 2: no movement up due to weather.  The current weather has caused delays for all Mountain Trip teams on the mountain, requiring everyone to stay in place; at least, no one has moved up.  As a friend of mine once told me- you don’t fight your way…