MAY 13 TEAM BACKCARRIES

Durny reports that today the team dropped down approximately 1,000′ to pick up their cached equipment and supplies. It’s a relatively short distance to the cache site, and one of the easier days of the climb. Once back at camp, the team enjoyed a dinner of hot pulled pork sandwiches and pizza. Yumm yumm! Here’s…

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MAY 16 TEAM CACHES ABOVE CAMP 1

Unfortunately the satellite call was cut short, but we are still able to hear from climber David Jones from the May 16 team. The team carried a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 10,200′, just below Camp 2. It sounds like the team experienced light wind and snow as they were…

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MAY 11 TEAM HOLDING AT 11 CAMP

We received another nice update, in Norwegian, from the May 11th team. The team had a weather day at 11 Camp, and the plan is to move to 14 Camp tomorrow.

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May 6 Team Calls from 14,200′

Robert Lentz called in a very nice and detailed update from the team’s Camp 3, located in a broad basin at 14,200′ on Denali.  Today, the team dropped back down to retrive the cache of supplies they had buried near Windy Corner (the sun/shadow ridge at the bottom center of the image below) two days…

MAY 16 TEAM AT 7800′, CAMP 1

Due to the vagaries of using satellite phones in the mountains, some of tonight’s transmission was cut off,  but sounds like the team voted Lead Guide Eli Potter to be the spokesperson again, tonight. Eli reports that the team traveled 5 miles up the beautiful Kahiltna glacier, and arrived in good time at Camp 1.…

MAY 11 TEAM ON THE MOVE

Team May 11 called in a nice report tonight, and if anyone would like to offer us the English translation, please feel free to post it in the comment section!

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MAY 6 TEAM AT 14 CAMP

It was a beautiful, still day for the team to make the push from Camp 2, around Windy Corner, and up to 14 Camp. This camp is nestled in the beautiful Genet basin, and it rewards climbers with incredible views of Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter. The team got busy establishing camp, erecting tents and…

MEET THE MAY 20 TEAM

We are pleased to welcome the team members of our 5th Denali team of the 2015 climbing season.  The team consists of climbers  from points around the world.  Climbing a big, cold mountain such as Denali entails a lot of preparation, as well as a healthy dose of trust in your partners.  We really appreciate…

MEET THE MAY 16 DENALI TEAM

On Saturday, May 16th, a small group of climbers met in Anchorage, AK to join a team of Mountain Trip guides for an attempt to climb the highest peak in North America.  Denali rises 20,320′ above the not-too-distant sea.  Located close to the Arctic Circle, it is famous for presenting climbers with extreme cold and…

May 11 TEAM CELEBRATES NORWAY’S CONSTITUTION DAY

It sounds like the team has been celebrating National Day, also called Norway’s constitution day, in fine style. Therese reports that the team started the day with a hot breakfast of blueberry pancakes, decorated tents, and ended the day with ice cream for dessert! Wow!

Here’s Therese:

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