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…

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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…

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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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MAY 6 TEAM CACHES AT 13,500′

Robert Lentz called in a nice team report tonight. The team was happy to stretch their legs and move a load of equipment and supplies up the mountain, to a cache at 13,500′. It sounds like the group had some windy conditions, but they were prepared and managed just fine. Robert reports that the team…

May 11 Hvitserk Team –

The May 11 Hvitserk team moved up to Camp 2 today.  They moved well, arriving at the 11,200′ camp in just about six hours.  The day began with a climb of over 400m right out of camp.  This ascent is called Ski Hill and is is the first real test for West Buttress climbers. The…

May 6 Team – Stuck at 11,200′ Camp

Sebastian called to let us know that the team is still stuck at the 11,200′ camp.  The weather has been pretty rough, but they are well fed and happy!

Here’s Seba:

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May 13 Team – At Base Camp!

Lead guide Rob “Durny” Durnell called in two posts from Base Camp.  The team had a brief weather delay and flew to the glacier one day later than planned, but as they intended to spend their first day on the snow reviewing skills, the timing worked out well. After loading up and flying to the…

MEET THE MAY 13 TEAM!

We are pleased to welcome the team members of our 3rd Denali team of the 2015 climbing season.  The team, including a father and two sons, 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…