Trip Reports

June 26 Team Heading Down

They had a stormy, snowy night last night again at high camp and after a windy morning they are heading down.   It’s been a bit disappointing for the team, but they gave it their best shot and sometimes the weather just doesn’t allow you to get to the summit.  With the snow and the…

Same story, stormy weather

Not much movement today on Denali, they were hoping for slightly improved weather today, but woke to new snow and even more wind this morning.  It was another day of the same sort of weather they’ve been experiencing.   Everyone is doing fine, but patience is wearing thin.  It is often the most difficult part…

Blue skies, but wind today

They woke up to blue skies this morning, but the wind was raging up higher on the mountain throughout most of the day.  Jared called in this afternoon to get the forecast, which isn’t any better for the next several days.   They are still doing well, and trying to stay motivated to be up there,…

Another day of snow at 14,200 ft

They are trying to keep themselves busy up at Camp 3 as they wait for the weather to change so they can move up to high camp.   It was another windy, cloudy, and snowy day up there.  They spent some of the afternoon today in “crevasse rescue school”.   Joe went over several different techniques for…

June 28 team on weather hold

It was another windy day on the upper reaches of Denali today, so the crew is sitting tight at 14,200 ft.   They woke up this morning ready to climb to high camp, but the wind and snow kept them in camp today.   They are all doing great, but they are anxious to get climbing again. …