Trip Reports

May 25 Team – Dining on Denali

The May 25 Team called in from Camp 3 14,200 ft (m). They are holding here waiting for the high winds and snow storms to subside all over the mountain. As the most well-equipped camp on the West Buttress route, this crew is lucky to be holding here over anywhere else on the route. To…

May 17 Team – High Winds at 17K

Mountain Trip lead guide, Karl Welter, called in with an update from his sleeping bag at Camp 4 17,200 ft (m) after what he describes as “getting continually battered by the wind for the last 20 hours”. They are safe, warm, and cozy but, would love to be able to move as soon as the…

May 13 Team – A Farewell Dispatch!

Family and friends of the May 13th Denali Team should tap the recording link below to hear assistant guide Maddie Crowell’s farewell dispatch. Be sure not to miss the big thank you to all the Mountain Trip staff back home whose work behind the scenes makes these trips possible. We’re psyched to hear this crew…

May 21 Team – Looking Forward to High Camp

Mountain Trip assistant guide, Kaylee Walden called in for the May 21 Team while taking shelter from the continued storms that have been keeping climbers tent bound all over the mountain. Storms can be generally isolated to one section of elevation on the West Buttress but, currently snow and high winds are hitting everywhere. With…

May 25 Team – Back Carry to Windy Corner

Lead Mountain Trip guide, Josh Jespersen’s team back carried from their cache below Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m)!  This is another “active rest day,” during which the team will descend from Genet Basin to the Windy Corner 13,000 ft (3962 m) cache and bring everything back up to 14,200 ft (4328 m). Afterward, they…

May 21 Team – Success on the 16K Ridge

The Mountain Trip May 21 team called in with an update on their expedition from Camp 3 14,200 ft (4328 m). We understand that they are safely back at camp after making a successful mission up to the 16,100 ft (4877 m) cache sight on the ridge pictured below. Congratulations, crew! Climbing up the “Headwall”…

May 21st Denali Team – Acclimatizing at 14K

Lead Guide (and proud Dad!) Jed Porter rang from 14,200 feet (4328 m) on Denali. The team spent today in camp, resting and acclimatizing. Oh yes… and eating! Jed mentions real maple syrup, which must have been a treat for the climbers. Weather in camp was stormy today, but their tents are well protected and…

May 25th Team – Moves to Camp 3!

Lead Guide Josh Jespersen called in from Camp 3 at 14,200 feet (4328 m). The team had a great day of moving up from Camp 2, located 3,200 feet below. They broke down camp and loaded their packs with all their sleeping kit, as well as some food and fuel that had not been previously…