Mountain Trip lead guide Brian Muller called in May 8 West Buttress Expedition, who are holding at Camp Three at 14,200′ due to high winds on the ridgeline leading up to High Camp. As the route up from 14-Camp is highly exposed, it’s best to make the move in as close to perfect of conditions…Details
Mountain Trip lead guide Ben Adkinson called in an update on the May 21 Denali West Buttress Team, who were able to fly into the Alaska Range yesterday, with beautiful clear weather. From Talkeetna, they enter the range flying over the colorful tundra of the southern reaches of Denali National Park, and into the perimeter…Details
Climber Michael Kenny of the May 11 West Buttress team called in an update on the team from Camp Three at 14,200′. “active rest day” practiced skills for the upper mountain They have officially put the sleds away for the remainder of the ascent, and will trade out their snowshoes and poles for crampons and…Details
Climber Will Lodder called in an update on the May 18 West Buttress Team is at Camp One at 7,800′–where they enjoyed eggs Benedict on a glacier! The team has made the climb up Ski Hill out of Camp One to lay their cache at around 10,500′, near the notoriously windy Kahiltna Pass, where the…Details
Mountain Trip guide Jason Denley called in an update on the West Buttress expedition, who are camped at 14,200′ for at least one more night. The team has been lucky to experience great, clear weather over the past couple of days at 14-Camp, where they have been hydrating, fueling up and resting in anticipation of…Details
WELCOME TO ALASKA – MAY 21 DENALI WEST BUTTRESS TEAM Mountain Trip appreciates the trust and support of our climbers and another team of adventurers have chosen to join us in Alaska, to fly in to the stunning, heavily glaciated Alaska Range to attempt the West Buttress route on North America’s highest peak–Denali–which soars…Details
We mentioned that one of our teams witnessed an accident on the 20th of May. The incident did not involve anyone on a Mountain Trip team, although our May 8th team was very close to the climbers immediately before they fell. Both climbers survived the fall. Nevertheless, it was traumatic for our climbers to see.…Details
Mountain Trip Guide Fischer Hazen called in a update on the May 8 Denali West Buttress Team at Camp Three at 14,200′. The team has set their cache to put them in a good position to move camp, and are hoping to move up to High Camp at 17,200′ within the next couple of days.…Details
Unfortunately this update we can’t quite decipher. Give it a listen and help us out with who called it in and for which team in the comments!
The May 18 West Buttress team made the trek up the glacier from base camp starting at 7,200′ and ascending to Camp One at 7,800′.
Here’s the update from the team!