Cache Day for the May 28 Team

The team moved a load of equipment and supplies up to a cache site at 9800′. A three week Denali expedition requires a huge amount of supplies, and the process of caching helps the team move efficiently. In addition, it helps their bodies acclimate to the ever changing altitude. A cache site is literally a…

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May 13 Team Headed back to Base Camp

Chris called in the team report from Camp 1. After taking a rest at 14 Camp, the team is making its way back to Base Camp. He sounds good, but tired, and I know he’s probably looking forward to a hot shower and a big meal right about now.

Here’s Chris:

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May 18 Team Caches at 16400′

It was a big day for the team, the first day of climbing on the upper mountain (above 14 Camp). The terrain immediately above the big 14 Camp starts out pretty mellow, but the slope increases as the climbers ascend. After about an hour of hiking, the snow starts to get quite steep, culminating with…

May 28 Team at Camp 1

Mike called in the trip report for the May 28th team tonight. After an early start, the team left Base Camp, took a hard right hand turn, and carried on until Camp 1 at 7800′. It’s stunning terrain and hopefully the clouds will lift and the team can enjoy the views. It sounds like the…

May 21 Team Update—-in German!

Mountain Trip has a very international client base and the May 21st team has two climbers from the beautiful country of Austria. One of the climbers, Thomas, called in the report tonight and he shared his update in German for his friends and family back home.

Here’s Thomas:

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May 11 Team at Base Camp

The May 11 Team is at Base Camp, safe and sound. They are resting and rehydrating after the long descent, waiting for the weather to lift for the plane ride back to civilization. Great job, team!

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May 28 Team at Base Camp

The past few days have been a whirlwind for the May 28 Team. On the 28th the Team conducted a Team Meeting, equipment check, and shopped for last minute items in Anchorage. The next day they woke early, packed up, and drove a few hours north to the little town of Talkeetna. They had an…

May 21 Team Moves to 14 Camp!

Gearoid called in the team report today for the May 21 Team. It sounds like it was a long day for the team as they moved from Camp 2 (11,200′) to 14 Camp (14,200′) and “windy corner” lived up to it’s moniker. The Team ascended past their cache site at 13,500′ and continued climbing up…

May 18 Team Rests at 14 Camp

After days and days of working hard and making their way up the mountain, the May 18th Team took a well-deserved rest day at 14 Camp. Rest days are an important part of the schedule because it gives climbers time to rest, relax, hydrate, and re-group after many “move” days. And even though it was…