Mountain Trip welcomes our May 27 West Buttress Expedition, to the West Buttress Route. Over the next 21 days, they will endeavor to reach the summit of the highest mountain in North America. Joining us will be: Jeff Williams, from Utah, USA. Verena Linhart, who has traveled from Germany. Jay Beaudoin, of Colorado, USA. Klauspeter Behrendt,…Details
Mountain Trip climber Shaun Scott called in an update from 14-Camp, where the team is waiting for the winds to die down up high before moving up to High Camp and eventually, the summit of Denali. He noted that the winds were so strong up high, that those camped at 14,200′ could hear the winds…Details
Guide Adam Smith called in for the May 19 West Buttress team, rejoined by their second guide Ryan Gould at 11,200′ on the route. Adam noted that Denali is showing its typical “stubborness,” barring most teams from heading any higher than 14-Camp due to high winds, low visibility and sub-zero temperatures. Although the team has…Details
Climber Jake Wheeler called in for the Mountain Trip May 22 Denali West Buttress expedition, who are currently camped out at 11-Camp, awaiting better weather along with several other Mountain Trip teams. The team spent their day back carrying, or hiking back down the route to retrieve their cache of food and supplies buried beneath…Details
Mountain Trip guide Fischer Hazen called in with a quick update on the Mountain Trip May 11 West Buttress Expedition, from 14,200′ on the route. The team decided to not push up to High Camp after news of extremely high wind speeds, and opted to spend the day hiking around 14-Camp, resting and taking photos…Details
The Mountain Trip May 26th Denali West Buttress expedition is underway! They met in Anchorage on the 26th, checked their gear and had a final meeting and briefing about the trip, then this morning they hopped in the Mountain Trip van and drove a little over 2 hours to Talkeetna, Alaska. In Talkeetna, they checked…Details
The team checked in from the 14,200 ft camp where they spent another day hoping for the weather to improve. It was another exceptionally cold night, but the weather is forecasted to improve early next week.
Here’s the call.
Scott had the job of calling in the dispatch tonight from the May 22nd Denali West Buttress team. They moved up to Camp 2 at over 11,000 ft today, which is a long day of climbing, but they did great and are now settled in at camp and relaxing for the evening. Everyone is doing…
The May 13th Denali team is hanging in there in cold temps at Camp 3. Today they went over to a spot known as the “Edge Of the World” where they could look out across the Alaska Range and enjoy the vast views. The prolonged stretch of cold, windy, snowy weather has kept them from…