Trip Reports

Final Dispatch from the June 10 Team

After thirteen days stuck inside a ping pong ball, we are back in Anchorage with smiling faces and a bit of ice still melting off. While the summit is a common goal, we sometimes forget that success in the mountains is a combination of learning experiences, connecting with new friends, and getting home in good…

June 18 Team Caches above Windy Corner

Today the members of the June 18th team discovered the origins of the name “windy corner”. Windy corner lived up to its name and the team had to work for the ascent to 13,500′. But the team persevered and cached a load of equipment and supplies, then returned to Camp 2 at 11,200′. Lead guide…

June 23 Team: Hello Camp 1!

Unfortunately Daniel’s trip report is too garbled to understand, probably due to the poor weather the team has been experiencing on the lower glacier. The team traveled from Base Camp to Camp 1 yesterday, following the southeast fork of the Kahiltna for approximately one mile before making a hard right turn up the main fork…

June 18 Team – Snow & High Winds at Camp 2

Mountain Trip assistant guide, Tom Huntely, called in the dispatch for the June 18 team from Camp 2 11,200 ft (3413 m). Climbing conditions fully deteriorated today with a full whiteout and approximately 40 mph winds blasting through camp. These are definitely not conditions you would want to be moving in! The team made the…

June 21 Team – The Climb Begins

The June 21 Team called in to let us all know that they have successfully climbed from Denali base camp 7,200 ft (2194 m) to Camp 1 7,800 ft (2377 m). From the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, the crew departed base camp, dropped down the infamous Heartbreak Hill, and onto the glacier itself.…

June 18 Team – Out of the Rain

The June 18 Team is excited to report that they are out of the rain and have made it to Camp 2 11,200 ft (3413 m)! While they would have normally arrived here a bit earlier in the trip weather has continued to trend towards challenging and stormy. Camp 2 is known for its gorgeous…