MAY 30 TEAM MOVES TO CAMP 1

It was beautiful day on the glacier and the May 30th Team moved up the Kahiltna to Camp 1. The plan is to carry a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site just below Camp 2 tomorrow. Here’s Scott:

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May 14 Team – Ready For the Summit

  Sebastian called in on behalf of the May 14th West Buttress team.  They moved up to High Camp and are hoping to awaken early tomorrow to decent weather, so they can make a shot for the summit! Summit day on Denali requires pretty good weather, as even on a good day, it is a…

MAY 14 WB TEAM AT HIGH CAMP!

Lead guide Seba reports that the team made the move from 14 Camp up to High Camp today. This is a beautiful ascent, starting from the Genet Basin then climbing up the fixed lines, winding up and around the ridgeline, then cresting onto the plateau where High Camp is located. The team was resting and…

MAY 22 WB TEAM TAKES A REST DAY AT 14

Chris called in the team report today, and unfortunately the call was cut short, but he was able to communicate that the team took a rest day at beautiful 14 Camp.

 

Here’s Chris:

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Meet the May 30 Denali Team!

Scott Woolums might well hold the record for the most summits of Denali and we are thrilled that he is still guiding for Mountain Trip!  He called in today, while en route to the small town of Talkeetna Alaska, located at the end of the road, south and east of the vast Alaska Range and…

May 28 Denali Team Moves to Camp 1

Fischer Hazen called in on behalf of our May 28th West Buttress team.  They dropped down from Base Camp and then hiked about five miles up the vast Kahiltna Glacier to the site of their Camp 1.  Located at 7,800′, this camp is at the confluence of the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier and…

West Rib Team SUMMITS!!!!!

Seth, Juliana and Pablo reached the summit and are safely back in High Camp!!! They took advantage of a break in the weather and pushed hard to make it up and down in just 9.5 hours.  They encountered light wind and even a couple of welcomed breaks of sunshine en route to the top of…

West Rib Team Makes a Summit Bid!

A very happy Pablo Puruncajas called in from the 17,200′ High Camp to let us know that he, Seth and Juliana are taking a shot at the summit today!  They awoke to calm conditions at camp, although there were signs of wind up above.  They decided to take a hike uphill to about 18,000′ at…

May 22 Team – Moved to 14,200′!

The May 22nd team called in from their new home at Camp 3, located in a huge basin at 14,200′ on Denali.  I believe Martin called in today’s post (please correct me if I am wrong!). The team moved up today and Martin shared some insights about the joys of pulling sleds in gusty wind! …