Mountain Trip guide Nicole Lawton called in an update on the May 18 Denali West Buttress team at Camp Two at 11,200′, who spent the day yesterday retrieving their cache near Kahiltna Pass at around 10,500′. Today, depending on the weather, they will attempt to place another, high cache to set them up for their…Details
Mountain Trip climber Don Cash called in an update on the May 21 Denali West Buttress team. They awoke up at 3 a.m. to near daylight and an unfortunate 8 inches of snow that collapsed their kitchen tent–which they were able to hastily repair. They broke down and packed up their camp at 7,200′ Denali…Details
Mountain Trip guide Dave Nesis called in an update on the May 8 Denali West Buttress team, who were unfortunately prevented from moving to High Camp at 17,200′. Yesterday marked just over two weeks on the West Buttress route. The team should be moving up to High Camp today 5/24 if the weather permits. Yesterday…Details
Mountain Trip climber Hunter Foreman called in a creative update from 14,200′ camp on Denali, wherein he evoked the great poet Robert Frost to help describe the “fire” and “ice” of the Alaska Range. With some time weathered in at 14-Camp, it sounds as if the team has had plenty of time to get creative…Details
Guide Zach Keskinen called in an update on the May 10 West Buttress Expedition with Brian Dagg.
Like other Mountain Trip teams, they were prevented from moving up to High Camp from Camp Three at 14,200′ due to poor weather conditions.
The May 11 West Buttress Team called in an update from the route. The team is keeping up their good humor as has been the trend for their sat phone updates throughout the expedition! Cached up around Washburn’s Thumb at around 16,200′ to put them in a good position to move up to High Camp…
The May 18 Denali West Buttress Team made the move from Camp One at 7,800′ to Camp Two at 11,200′.
They will likely spend today (5/24) to backcarry and retrieve their cache at 10,500′ near Kahiltna Pass.
Here’s the update!
Climber Gearoid O’Murchu called in an update on the May 21 Denali West Buttress team, who plans to depart Base Camp for Camp One today (5/24). Gearoid, an Irishman, reported that he was very happy to have had a hearty breakfast featuring potatoes that morning. The team plans to make the move up the glacier…
Mountain Trip lead guide Brian Muller called in May 8 West Buttress Expedition, who are holding at Camp Three at 14,200′ due to high winds on the ridgeline leading up to High Camp. As the route up from 14-Camp is highly exposed, it’s best to make the move in as close to perfect of conditions…
Mountain Trip lead guide Ben Adkinson called in an update on the May 21 Denali West Buttress Team, who were able to fly into the Alaska Range yesterday, with beautiful clear weather. From Talkeetna, they enter the range flying over the colorful tundra of the southern reaches of Denali National Park, and into the perimeter…