May 4 Denali Team at 11,000 ft

Gustav called in this evening from camp at 11,000 ft on the West Buttress of Denali.  They enjoyed beautiful weather today and moved up to camp under blue skies.  Everyone is doing great and happy to be moving up the mountain!

 

Here’s Gustav…

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Everest Team Back to Base Camp

Thursday May 11th from Everest Base Camp After spending a few days down at Dingboche we hiked up to Lobuche yesterday.  Then today we made it back to Everest Base Camp in time for lunch. Everyone is doing great  and feeling re-energized after spending sometime at a lower elevation. Of course we’re excited to be…

Rest and relaxation at 14,200 ft on Denali

Jesse called in for the evening dispatch from Camp 3 (14,200 ft) on Denali tonight.  They had a day of rest and acclimatizing, trying to get everyone feeling strong and rested and ready to move up to high camp.  Temperatures weren’t quite as cold last night, only -25 f…  They are hanging in there with…

May 9 Team at Denali Base Camp

Lead guide Joe Butler called in from the May 9 Denali West Buttress team to report that they flew in to base camp and are settled in on a beautiful evening.  They plan to head up towards Camp 1 tomorrow, and will be calling in with updates from their expedition each night.  Click the link…

Team DSUSA at Camp 1

Paul called in this evening with the update from the DSUSA team.  They moved up to Camp 1 on the Kahiltna glacier today hauling all of their gear, food/fuel, and equipment in their packs and in sleds they hauled behind.  It’s always a tough day, which Paul described as grueling, but they are enjoying the…

MAY 4 TEAM CACHES AT 11,000′

Klaus called in the team report tonight. Despite lots of new snow, the team was able to move a load of equipment and supplies up to a cache site at 11,000′. It sounds like it was a good day, but hard work breaking trail through the new snow. I’m certain the pretty blue sky and…

Zahid Denali Team at 14,000 ft Camp

Lead guide Eli called in today from the 14,000 ft camp on Denali to report in for the Zahid brothers West Buttress expedition.  They had a rest day today, acclimatizing and recovering from a -30 f (-34 c) night up high on Denali.  It’s started off as a pretty cold season in the Alaska Range…

May 7th DSUSA Team at Denali Base Camp

Paul called in from the base camp of Denali on the South East fork of the Kahiltna glacier reporting that they were all in camp and enjoying their first evening in the Alaska Range! After a day of waiting out the weather in Talkeetna, they were excited to get onto the mountain and get settled…

Denali – Team Zahid Moves To Camp 3

Our guide Jesse Wright called in from 14,200 feet (4328 m), the site of their Camp 3.  This is a camp at which they will spend a number of nights, so it is often viewed as the “Advanced Base Camp” on the West Buttress route. The team departed Camp 2 at around noon, climbing up…