Big congratulations to the June 9 West Buttress team, who called in from the highest point in North America at 20,310′! Guide Aaron Diamond called from the top, joined by the entire team. In a season of particularly tough weather and persistent storms, the team was fortunate to have great weather throughout their time on…Details
Guide Travis of the June 9 West Buttress team called from 17,200′ High Camp on Denali, with the update that the team will make their summit push TODAY June 25! Here is the route the team will follow today, gaining just over 3,000′ of elevation. The climb and descent back down to High Camp can…Details
Guide Josh Garner of the June 17 West Buttress team called from 14,200′ letting us know that they have moved camp once again. The team will take at least one Park Service mandated rest day to acclimatize to the thinner air of the upper mountain and mentally and physically rest before hitting the fixed lines…Details
Guide Brian Muller called in an update for the June 19 West Buttress expedition, who woke up in the middle of the night to start their trek from Camp One at 7,800′ to Camp Two at 11,200′. While the high pressure system has helped climbers make faster progress up the mountain than when the range…Details
Although the beginning of this update is a bit muffled, we can make out that this is a climber calling from the June 9 West Buttress team at High Camp. They noted that they will take another rest day at 17,200′, and intend to head for the summit of Denali tomorrow, weather permitting! If anyone…Details
Mountain Trip lead guide Eli Potter and guide Ryan Gould have just flown onto the glacier with a television crew, who are filming a show about the Seven Summits, and have joined Mountain Trip to film the Denali portion of the show. Brazillian filmmaker and mountaineer Gustavo Ziller and Gabriel Tarso, who will be operating…Details
Mountain Trip guide Joe Butler called in what will be the last update from the glacier for the June 5 West Buttress team. They descended throughout the night to reach Base Camp on the glacier at 7,200′, after a whirlwind few days up above 17,000′, including a few moments at 20,310′, the summit of Denali.…Details
June 17 West Buttress team called in an update from deep in the Alaska Range, at 11,200′ Camp on Denali.
The team likely spent their day yesterday caching at around 13,500′ to prepare for their move up to 14,200′, Camp Three on the route.
Here’s the update!
After their successful push to the Roof of North America, the summit of the Great One at 20,310′, the triumphant June 5 West Buttress team is now making their way back down to Denali Base Camp at 7,200′. Climber Ted Labedz called from 14,200′, noting that the team was still “riding yesterday’s high” — quite…
Climber Michael Halbig called in an update for the June 9 West Buttress team, who spent yesterday bringing their final cache up to 16,200′ to prepare for their move to High Camp on the route! High Camp, the last organized camp on the mountain before the summit of Denali, is perched at 17,200′ on the…