Spectacular vistas from the West Buttress Expedition (from June 1 Denali team)

Mountain Trip guide Jason Denley sent in some amazing panoramic photos from the June 1, which will give friends and family back at home an idea of the vistas that surround the West Buttress Route in the Alaska Range.

Enjoy!

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June 15 Denali team caching above Camp 2

Mountain Trip lead guide Sean McManamy called in with an update on the June 15 Denali West Buttress expedition, currently camped at 11,200′. The team awoke to about six inches of fresh snow outside of their tent and fairly cloudy weather. 11-Camp typically receives a good amount of snow as it is positioned right in…

June 15 Denali team at Camp 2, 11,200′

Guide Sean McManamy and climber Briana Faulstich called in with an update on the June 15 West Buttress team on Denali. At the time of the call, they had just arrived at Camp 2 at 11,200′, above the clouds, and had just set up camp and enjoyed a pasta dinner. The team will likely spend…

June 11 Denali team to head for the SUMMIT!

Mountain Trip guide Ian Nicholson called in on behalf of the June 11 Denali team, who are planning on making a push for the SUMMIT today via the West Buttress Route!   All climbers on the June 11 team, including Nimrod and Yftah Sheffer, David Porter, Remo Bernhardsgrütter and Blaine Yates, will be heading for the…

June 16 Denali team caches at 10,000′

Mountain Trip guide Robert “Durny” Durnell called in with an update on the June 16 West Buttress Expedition on Denali. Last night the team made their cache at about 10,000′ on the notoriously windy Kahiltna Pass above Ski Hill. The team was undoubtedly tired out by carrying and pulling the heavy loads up a couple…