WELCOME MAY 25 DENALI WEST BUTTRESS EXPEDITION! The May 25 Denali West Buttress Team flew into Denali Base Camp at 7,200′ yesterday with our friends at Talkeetna Air Taxi, from the small, end of the road town of Talkeetna, at the edge of Denali National Park. The climbers met in Anchorage with their guides to…Details
Mountain Trip guide Kristin Arnold called in an update for the May 11 Denali West Buttress team at 17,200′. Unfortunately, the team woke up to make their summit push yesterday 5/26 and found that the weather was not appropriate for the approximately 12-hour day needed to make the push up to 20,310′ and back. The…Details
Mountain Trip guide Wyatt Mayo called in an update on the May 21 Denali West Buttress team, who made the move from Camp One at 7,800′ up to Camp Two at 11,200′.
Here’s Wyatt with the quick update:
Mountain Trip guide Logan DeMarcus called in an update for the May 18 Denali West Buttress team, at Camp Two – 11,200′. They awoke to less than desirable climbing weather yesterday, and decided to stay one more day (hopefully, weather permitting) at 11,200′ before moving to Camp Three at 14,200′. At 14-Camp, they will spend…
Mountain Trip Guide Fischer Hazen called in from High Camp at 17,200′ today, after the team took a weather day. They awoke optimistic that they could make a push for the summit, but poor visibility, wind and bitter cold ensued, so the team opted to rest and wait for tomorrow. Summit day is serious and…
Chirs Kuelling called in on behalf of our May 13th West Buttress team on Denali. The crew made a big push up the steepest part of the route today, carrying loads of supplies to an airy perch at about 16,200′, where they deposited their loads in a cache on the ridge leading to High Camp.…
Mountain Trip guide Brian Muller called in an update on the May 8 Denali West Buttress team from High Camp at 17,200′.
The team hopes to make their summit push TODAY 5/26.
Climber Lee Pain called in an update from Camp Two at 11,200′.
Mountain Trip climber Fritz Baichmir called in an update on the May 21 Denali West Buttress team, who are camped at Camp One at 7,800′. Yesterday, 5/25, they spent their day ascending Ski Hill, a couple thousand feet of vertical, to cache around 10,500′, near Kahiltna Pass. The team will likely move to Camp Two…
Mountain Trip guide Jason Denley called in from 17,200′ on the West Buttress, after the team made their move to High Camp.
They will make their summit push TODAY 5/26. Here’s Jason: