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!
Climber Brian Dagg called in a quick update on the May 10th team, who are still enjoying beautiful weather at 14,200′. They were building snow walls to shelter them from the wind that can sometimes hit 14-Camp relentlessly. They have retrieved their cache and are in a good position to ascend the steep headwall out…
The May 8 team had a beautiful day on Sunday (May 20) to climb from camp at 14,200 ft up to the ridge at 16,300 ft where they cached some food and fuel in preparation for moving to high camp. The climbing from the 14,200 ft camp gets a bit steeper as they ascend up…
The guys had beautiful weather today and were able to move on up to Camp3 at 14,200 ft! Jason called in this evening and said he was just wearing a sun hoody at Windy Corner, which can be a notoriously cold and windy spot. They are enjoying the spectacular views of Mount Foraker and Mount…