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…


Bill reports that the team moved up to Camp 2 today. The team ascended approximately 3400′ and traveled over four miles to camp. Good, hearty food keeps the team fueled for these moves days and according to Bill the team is enjoying Lead Guide Dan Starr’s culinary skills! Here’s Bill with a special message for…

May 13 Denali Team Calls From The Summit!

Enduring difficult conditions earlier in the day, three members of our May 13th West Buttress team reached Denali’s summit!  Chris Kuelling, and Haakon Asvang called in from the top! The team decided to push to the summit today, as forecasts for the coming days indicate more unsettled weather and increasing winds.  They climbed up the…