Trip Reports

Team Ema Moves To 11,200′

Lead Guide Jason Denley reached out today from a beautiful basin camp that will be Team Ema’s new digs for a few days.  They departed their previous camp early in the morning to take advantage of colder nighttime temperatures, which make for easier travel than you’d encounter in the heat of the day. Arriving into…

Team Snyder Moves To Camp 1

Mountain Trip Guide Logan Demarcus called in from 7,800′ on the vast Kahiltna Glacier.  He, Alan Snyder and Lead Guide Nick Nason made the five mile trek from Base Camp in the early hours of pre-dawn, and enjoyed great conditions, with a firm trail up the glacier.  As the day warmed with the sun of…

June 17 Team Moved To Camp 2

Brigitte Frost Noehr called in from the team’s new home at 11,200′ (3414m), located in a very pretty, west facing bowl (at least, I think it was Brigitte – she used a shortened version of her name…).  The team got an early start to miss the heat of the day.  They packed up camp at…

June 4th Team – ON THE SUMMIT!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!  The June 4th West Buttress team called from the tallest point of North America! The team showed patience and it paid off – they are on the summit on a beautiful, warm day. They departed this morning and climbed 1000′ (300m) up a fairly steep, rising traverse, known in the dark humor of Alaskan…

June 12 Denali Team – Rest Day At Camp 3

Lead Guide Brian Muller updated us on his team, which is resting today at 14,200′ (4328m), after numerous days of hard work to reach this point.  Their plan is to move up to High Camp at 17,200′ (5243m) tomorrow and see what the weather does.  They are making great time on their Denali expedition, and…

June 4th Team – Summit Bound!

Lead Guide Jacob Schmitz called in from above a feature known as Zebra Rocks, as the June 4th team is headed to the summit of Denali! They are three hours into their cummit bid, and based on their reported location – they are doing great! We’ll keep updates coming as we learn of them.  In…

West Rib Team Camps at 9600′

Lead guide Fischer reports blue skies, calm winds, and firm ice—a perfect combination of conditions for moving up the glacier. It sounds like all is well and everyone is enjoying the lower glacier. The plan is to move to 11 Camp, tomorrow. Here’s Fischer: recording

June 4th Team – Update

We received word that the June 4th team turned back during their summit bid today.  They made a hard push for the summit, but the weather was not in their favor and the decision was made to drop back to High Camp and wait for another shot at the top. One Mountain Trip team did…