Trip Reports

May 10th Denali Team Carries Up Glacier

Eric Hunter jumped on the call from our May 10th team’s Camp 1 at 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier. The team is making the most of beautiful weather and a good trail. This morning, they loaded up their backpacks and sleds with roughly half their total load of supplies and carried it all up to…

May 7th Team moves to Camp 2 @ 11,200 ft

Carly calls in from Camp 2 at 11,200 feet. The team had beautiful weather in the range and successful moved from Camp 1 up to Camp 2. Upon arrival they all enjoyed a meal of fresh caught Alaska salmon mac n cheese! They are now positioned and ready to trade in their snowshoes for crampons…

May 10 Denali Team – Moved to Camp 1!

Patrick O’Neill called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier, site of our May 10 West Buttress expedition’s Camp 1. The team packed up all their food, fuel and supplies for the expedition and departed the 7,200′ Base Camp in the early hours of morning to avoid the heat of the sun. It was a…

May 10 Team – “Talkeetna Hang”

Here’s an update on the team from lead guide Matt Park. Unfortunately they were not able to fly when scheduled due to weather. Weather in the Alaska range this time of year is extremely unpredictable. Melting snows change wind patterns and warming temps over the ocean inject more moisture inland. So we are on a…

Everest Update May 11

Everest Dispatch Mountain Trip May 11, 2021 The team is down in Dingboche tonight resting at the relatively low altitude of only about 14,500 ft.  It’s a pretty nice break for the body to get down to these altitudes and climbers generally sleep, eat, and recover really well after being up high.  Our team is…

Meet the May 10 West Buttress Team!

Mountain Trip is thrilled to welcome our May 10, 2021 West Buttress expedition team to Alaska! Six climbers have made their way to Anchorage and are en route to the small, end of the road (literally!) town of Talkeetna, from where they will fly to the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier and then begin…