The highest peak in North America, Denali, rises a full 18,000 feet (5500m) above the surrounding tundra, just miles from the arctic circle. “The Great One,” as it is otherwise known, dominates the horizon of south central Alaska from over a hundred miles away. The mountain has inspired mountaineers from around the world for over…Details
Mountain Trip guide Travis Baldwin called in a quick update for the May 12 Rib Team, who are still camped at 14,200′ due to bad weather, where they have been for over a week. Despite not being able to move higher, the team is in good spirits and still determined to make the summit. They…Details
Mountain Trip welcomes our May 27 West Buttress Expedition, to the West Buttress Route. Over the next 21 days, they will endeavor to reach the summit of the highest mountain in North America. Joining us will be: Jeff Williams, from Utah, USA. Verena Linhart, who has traveled from Germany. Jay Beaudoin, of Colorado, USA. Klauspeter Behrendt,…Details
Mountain Trip climber Shaun Scott called in an update from 14-Camp, where the team is waiting for the winds to die down up high before moving up to High Camp and eventually, the summit of Denali. He noted that the winds were so strong up high, that those camped at 14,200′ could hear the winds…Details
Guide Adam Smith called in for the May 19 West Buttress team, rejoined by their second guide Ryan Gould at 11,200′ on the route. Adam noted that Denali is showing its typical “stubborness,” barring most teams from heading any higher than 14-Camp due to high winds, low visibility and sub-zero temperatures. Although the team has…Details
Climber Jake Wheeler called in for the Mountain Trip May 22 Denali West Buttress expedition, who are currently camped out at 11-Camp, awaiting better weather along with several other Mountain Trip teams. The team spent their day back carrying, or hiking back down the route to retrieve their cache of food and supplies buried beneath…Details
Mountain Trip guide Fischer Hazen called in with a quick update on the Mountain Trip May 11 West Buttress Expedition, from 14,200′ on the route. The team decided to not push up to High Camp after news of extremely high wind speeds, and opted to spend the day hiking around 14-Camp, resting and taking photos…Details
The Mountain Trip May 26th Denali West Buttress expedition is underway! They met in Anchorage on the 26th, checked their gear and had a final meeting and briefing about the trip, then this morning they hopped in the Mountain Trip van and drove a little over 2 hours to Talkeetna, Alaska. In Talkeetna, they checked…Details
The team checked in from the 14,200 ft camp where they spent another day hoping for the weather to improve. It was another exceptionally cold night, but the weather is forecasted to improve early next week.
Here’s the call.