Trip Reports

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…

Mount Everest Team – Back at Camp Two!

Yesterday evening (Thursday, May 6) the team made it up to Camp 1 in lightly foggy weather. Warm weather has been prevailing here in Base Camp, but four inches of snow was reported at Camp 1. The team did very well and the path through the Icefall was significantly more straightforward than the first rotation.…

Update from the Everest Team at Base Camp

It’s another beautiful sunny morning at Everest Base Camp, before the start of some rain and snow this afternoon. With closely monitoring the forecast, we have planned our next rotation to be for tomorrow, May 5. We have been watching the weather very closely now as Sherpa, guides and climbers prepare themselves again to move…