June 26 Denali team at 11,200′

Hmm. We’re scratching our heads a bit from this one. We were able to tell that the update came from climber Katrin Oertel, and that half of it was in German, but unfortunately they had a spotty satellite phone connection, likely due to the snowy conditions. The Mountain Trip June 26 West Buttress Expedition is…

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Team Jaahnavi Checks in From 14,200′

Jaahnavi called in a nice update from the big, relatively busy camp at 14,200′.  The team is resting today, allowing their bodies to better acclimatize to the thinner air of the upper mountain.  They will spend at least several more days at this camp, preparing themselves and acclimatizing. The team is doing well, and they…

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June 16 Team – Still Waiting at 14,200′

Lead Guide Rob “Durny” Durnell called in from the team’s camp at 14,200′.  He and the team have been waiting patiently for any break in the incessant snow that might allow them to move up the mountain.  It has been relentless.  This has been an exceptionally long stretch of snowy weather.  The team is eating…

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Team Jaahnavi resting at 14,200′-Camp

Climber Jaahnavi on the June 22 Denali West Buttress Team called in with an update on their expedition and progress up the mountain, towards the highest point in North America. Jaahnavi seems to be in high spirits and enjoying the mountain life up at camp at 14,200′, taking in the views over the Alaska Range…

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Team Jaahnavi Moves to 14,200′!

Guide Kristin Arnold called in from 14,200′, after she, Jaahnavi, Con and Fischer all moved up to the broad basin camp in snowy conditions.  They did great, working hard as they had to break trail through fresh snow for much of the day. On arrival, they were supported by our June 15 Denali team, led…

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