Trip Reports

Kilimanjaro Team Enjoying Pre-trip

Our Kilimanjaro team is enjoying some pre-trip luxury and relaxation before beginning their trek. Tonight they are staying in one of our favorite game camp/lodges where they’ll enjoy luxury tented accommodations that are famous in Tanzania. The Ndarakwai Ranch and Camp is a private game ranch where they’ll be able to take an evening game…

June 22 Final Team Dispatch

Hello to all of those who have been following us up the mountain! The June 22nd team, also known as “Team Big Knots”, is back from our expedition on Denali. We had a fun last dinner in Anchorage the other night where we all got to laugh and share some of our favorite stories from…

June 20 West Buttress Team Final Dispatch

Dear Friends and Family, Several climbers have had to overcome the unknown, suspense and challenges posed by a COVID-19 outbreak at Everest, and/or traveling to the United States in order to get a chance to climb on Denali this year. We had a very diverse team with interesting backgrounds, stories and pictures to share. Even…

June 13 2021 Team Denali Summit

June 13th Team Final Dispatch

“Hey Folks! It has been a week since we flew off of the mountain and I wanted to double-back with an update. As our trip wrapped up in speedy and tiresome fashion we enjoyed trekking out to basecamp overnight in order to rip a flight back to TKA before incoming weather. Overwhelmed with summertime smells and…

June 22 Denali Team in Base Camp

Rob called in this evening catching us up with the June 22nd Denali team after a busy day.  The team descended to base camp last night, through the night after the bad weather and bad upcoming weather forecasts continued. Even as they arrived in base camp, the weather didn’t cooperate and they spent the day…

June 16 Final Team Dispatch

And we’re back home! How do you define success without reaching the summit? By doing your homework, showing up ready & motivated, being a great team player who 100% believes in the strategy chosen, and still understands that, in the last minute, the mountain has the last word. On our summit day, after a couple…

June 17th Team Makes It To Base Camp

Chris Cullaz called in from Base Camp, after the team had a fairly arduous descent down the West Buttress route. They have been battling difficult weather and travel conditions since they dropped around Windy Corner at 13,400 feet. They made it to Base Camp in the wee hours of the morning and are settled in…