Trip Reports

May 31 team- move to high camp

[audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/audio-post-2011-06-13-04-45-13.mp3|titles=Audio Post] Steve Haumschild gives us an update from high camp; describes it as a big 81/2 hour move up some 3,000 feet of vertical. Then the post is cut short… it seems that they’re all bushed from the big day, probably having a big meal and heading to bed, then sleeping in late tomorrow…

Wrapping it up!

Hello everyone! This is Joe Butler with the final post for the May 12 Denali expedition.  I want to congratulate all the members of our team!  Although everyone did not make the summit,  I strongly believe the expedition was a success as a whole.  The team worked great together and everyone returned home safe and…

May 15 trip- a wrapup

Greetings happy readers, Well things finished up well for our expedition, making it off the glacier all together (fingers and toes).  We had a total of 7 successful summiteers reaching the highest point in North America on Memorial Day. I’m sure every one is back to their normal routine, with perhaps a few reminders (healing…

May 24 traverse team- on the Muldrow

Chris Kerrick called to give a report, saying that the team was camped on the Muldrow glacier right next to the Flatiron.  He spoke of difficult travel due to a funky thin Continental snowpack and technical terrain.  They moved for ten hours yesterday and were feeling tired and worked.  Their plan for today is to…

May 29 team- rest day at 14k

Durny reports a great rest day at 14,200′, eating big and walking around camp visiting other expeditions and repacking gear for the move to high camp. At 10pm guide Yoshiko Miyazaki left 14 camp with Grant and James to descend to basecamp. Everything is ok, Grant and James decided they were happy with their trip…