May 21 West Buttress Team – Bilingual update

May 21 Denali West Buttress team called in from the Alaska Range, planning to make the move up to 14,200′ Camp Three after preparing their cache.

Here’s the update!

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May 18 Denali West Buttress Team – Pancakes at 14,200′

The May 18 Denali West Buttress team enjoyed clear weather and views of the surrounding peaks from their spectacular perch at Camp Three at 14,200′.

Here’s the update!

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May 11 West Buttress Team calls from the SUMMIT of Denali! 20,310′

We can’t help but share on the excitement! The May 11 Team calls in a quick dispatch while on the summit of Denali — the highest point in North America — 20,310′!

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May 11 Denali Team Poised For The Summit

Fritz Bachmair called in on behalf of the climbers on our May 11 West Buttress expedition.  The team is camped at High Camp, watching the weather in the hopes that they get a break from the gusty winds that have been buffeting the upper mountain.  It has been extremely cold in recent days, so the…

Denali Team Dagg On The Summit!

Brian Dagg called in from the summit of Denali along with Mountain Trip guides Zach Keskinen and Jason Denley! Pushing up during a very cold day, the climbers reported gusty winds as they made their way up to the summit of North America.  The route took them up the 1000′ (300m) rising traverse known as…

May 21 Denali Team Backcarried to Camp 2

Niclas Pettersson called in after the team dropped down from their Camp 2 to retrieve the cache of supplies they buried the day before yesterday at about 10,200′ (3110m).  After digging up their cache, they loaded the supplies into their packs and sleds for the hike back to camp at 11,200′ (3400m). In climber parlance,…