MAY 11 TEAM PHOTOS

We have a few photos of the May 11 team in Talkeetna, preparing for the flight to the Kahiltna glacier. The Team flew to Base Camp yesterday, and today they are on the move to Camp 1. We expect to receive an audio dispatch from the team tonight. Stay tuned!

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FINAL EVEREST DISPATCH FROM JACOB SCHMITZ

Hello and thank you for following the 2015 Mountain Trip Everest Expedition. Unfortunately, the expedition ended on May 25th after a 7.9 earthquake hit Nepal. I was sitting in my tent just before lunch when I felt the earthquake. I knew that there was a lot of avalanche hazard all around Everest Base Camp (EBC),…

May 6 Team – Moves to 11,200′ Camp

Sebastian called in from 11,200′ camp, where the team moved up to today.  About an hour out of camp, an unfortunate event occurred, when one of the team, a climber from Israel, experienced severe and debilitating back pain at the top of Ski Hill.  A very experienced climber with loads of high altitude experience, he…

May 6 Denali Team calls from Camp 1

Robert Lentz called in a very nice and detailed update from the team’s first camp on the West Buttress.  They are camped at 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier.  The Kahiltna is a huge glacier, that runs almost 40 miles from north to south, starting at a saddle between the West Buttress of Denali and a…

May 6 TEAM AT 7800 ft, CAMP 1

Team leader Seba Grau called in to report that the weather cleared in Talkeetna, and the team flew into the beautiful Alaska range. They arrived safely at Base Camp, took a rest, and then packed up and headed up glacier. It was a tiring move, in that the team broke trail through 12″ of new…

May 11 West Buttress Team – Meet the Climbers!

Each season, we work with teams of climbers from different parts of the world, in an effort to help climbers from different cultural backgrounds have a great experience on North America’s tallest mountain.  A Norwegian mountain guiding company called Hvitserk contacted us to help organize an expedition for a group of Norwegian climbers.  We are…