Trip Reports

Summit Attempt! June 19 team

Jacob called this morning to say they were finishing a bit of breakfast and packing up to try for the summit.  The weather has improved this morning, and they are going to give it a try.  We hope to hear from them on the summit late this afternoon.  They’ll try to call from the top,…

June 26 team watching it snow

Jared just called to say they were in camp all day today while the snow fell on Denali.  It was the story up and down the mountain, pretty good snowfall and very little movement by our climbing teams.   They are all doing great, and a day of rest doesn’t hurt right now, they’ll be even…

Ski Team takes a day off

They took a rest/acclimatization day today after a big day yesterday.  Durny called in this afternoon saying all is well, but he’s having a hard time getting any of the other team members to leave a phone dispatch, so it’s him again. Here’s Durny. [audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-03-21-20-17.mp3|titles=Audio Post]

June 22nd team cached at 16,800 ft

They climbed up to 16,800 ft today and cached some food and gear for their push up to high camp.  It was a cloudy day with a bit of snow, which made for great skiing conditions on the descent.  Tomorrow they’ll take a rest/acclimatization day, which probably means they’ll ski a bit above camp.  It’s…

June 19 team moved to high camp

Kelly called in from high camp after moving up on a reasonably nice day.  They were settling in this evening melting snow for water and making some soup and dinner.  Everyone did great today, and they are excited to be up at 17,200 ft. Click below to listen to Kelly’s call from high camp. [audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-03-02-44-11.mp3|titles=Audio…