Trip Reports

In Anchorage!

The expedition has returned from the field and have said their goodbyes to each other after a successful expedition.  By all accounts it was an extraordinary trip.  Look soon for the final blog entry by lead guide Jacob Schmitz.  Thanks for following along!

May 31st Team – Justin Checks in from 11,200′

Justin Overdorff called in with the latest, greatest news from the beautiful basin camp at 11,200′ on the West Buttress.  He also had a (somewhat sheepish?) request for Jules out there. [audio:http://mountaintripdenali2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/audio-post-2011-06-07-04-25-45.mp3|titles=Audio Post] (Editor’s note) Jules, you gotta understand that a Denali climb takes lots of mental and psychological preparation.  Some things can’t help but…

May 31 team- moved to 11,200′

The May 31 team pushed up the Kahiltna from camp 1 to establish camp 2, which is traditionally at 11,200′.  This camp is up off the main flow of the Kahiltna glacier, tucked in a smaller tributary valley that is relatively sheltered from weather systems.  Crevasses run throughout the area, so a lot of time…