Trip Reports

Cassin Team Is On The Move!

Lead Mountain Trip Guide Elías de Andres Martos rang in from 7,800 feet on the Kahiltna Glacier. He, Brian, and Steven moved up to what is the traditional Camp 1 for most climbers attempting the West Buttress, West Rib and Cassin routes. Located at the mouth of the Northeast Fork of the Kahiltna, their camp…

June 15 Ski Team Moves to Camp 3

Yesterday the team pack up at Camp 2 (11,200′ 3413m) and began their journey to Camp 3. Retracing their steps to the cache site, they rounded Windy Corner, dropped down a small incline, and climbed a short, gentle hill back up and into Camp 3 (14,200′ 4328m). Camp 3 lies in Genet Basin. The backdrop…

June 7 Team Descends to Camp 3

After standing on the summit (20,310′ 6190m), Jesse, Gary, and Grant made their way back to High Camp (17,200′ 5242m) where they collapsed into their sleeping bags for some rest after a long day. Yesterday they morning, they got up, packed up camp, and made their way back to the Fixed Lines to descend back…

June 20 Team Moves into Camp 1

After leaving Talkeetna, the team flew across the flat expanse of braided rivers that leads to the Alaska Range. Flying over the foot of the range they traveled across the glaciated, frozen peaks into Denali Basecamp at 7,200′ (2194m). Unloading their supplies from the plane, the team set up in Basecamp temporarily to wait for…

June 5 Team Final Dispatch

Jordan sends in a final dispatch for the team: “After a gorgeous final stroll down the Kahiltna early this AM, from camp 1 to Base Camp, the team enjoyed a final restful day at the airstrip waiting for the runway to soften. In due order TAT swooped in to grab us in the afternoon. With…