Final Dispatch – May 18 Denali West Buttress Team

Mountain Trip lead guide Brian Kramp called in a final dispatch on the May 18 Denali West Buttress expedition. The team has said their goodbyes in Anchorage and headed back to their respective homes around the world after a successful expedition.

Here’s Brian!

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June 1 West Buttress team at Camp Two

Climber Nathan Anderton called in on behalf of the June 1 Denali West Buttress team.

The team took a rest day Camp Two at 11,200′, practicing skills for the upper mountain.

Here’s Nathan!

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June 4 West Buttress Team backcarrying from Camp Two

Climber Kevin called in an update on the June 4 Denali West Buttress team, who are camped at 11,200′ on the route.

Today they will do a backcarry day to retrieve their cache from near Kahiltna Pass, at around 10,500′.

Here’s the team!

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May 28 West Buttress Trip – Rest Day

Here’s a quick audio update from the May 28 West Buttress team, who took today as a rest day.

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May 25 West Buttress team — SUMMIT CALL!

Mountain Trip lead guide Dan Starr of the May 25 West Buttress Team called from the summit of Denali at 20,310′! Congratulations to guides and climbers! The team has now begun their descent back to Denali Base Camp at 7,200′ — Over 13,000′ of elevation loss. The team enjoyed nice weather on the highest point…

June 1 Team Retrieves Cache

Nathan spoke as fast as possible (!!) but unfortunately the report was cut a bit short tonight. The Team dropped back to retrieve their cache and are not hunkered down at Camp 2, watching it snow.

Here’s Nathan:


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May 25 Team Moves to High Camp!

The Team made the big move from 14 Camp to High Camp at 17,200′ today. It’s a beautiful climb, the first part of the route stays almost true to the ridge line above 14 Camp and the views are stunning. Once at High Camp, the team established a camp and settled in to rest, hydrate,…

June 4 Team Cached at 10,000 ft

The June 4 team had a snowy day down low on Denali, but they were able to get their job done and carry a load of food and fuel up to around 10,000 ft where they cached it deep in the snow. The strategy for the rest of the expedition will be to split the…

May 21 Team back in town

The May 21 Denali team is back in town after a couple of big days descending from the summit.  It is always a tough push, but the climbers were motivated to get back to beds, showers, and cheeseburgers.   They team had a long and cold summit day, and there was some frostbite amongst the team,…