Eric Calls from June 9 Team

The team is doing great and climbed up to over 16,000 ft today on a ridge that leads up to high camp before descending back down to 14,200ft.  This is some of the steepest and most beautiful terrain on the West Buttress route, ascending a steep face where there is a fixed line for additional…

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Meet the June 19th Team!

We’d like to welcome Jarek Myszkowski, Steve Camkin, and Rob Morrill to Alaska!  These climbers are attempting the West Buttress of Denali, North America’s highest peak, and they will be led by Mountain Trip guide team Con Severis and Nick Aiello.   The West Buttress is a classic mountaineering challenge that climbs 13,000′ from the Southeast…

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Team Moved to High Camp!

The team moved up from the 14,200 ft basin up to their high camp at 17,200 ft today in beautiful and relatively warm weather.   They are moving strong and hope to head for the summit tomorrow morning if everyone is feeling well after their first night sleeping up over 17k feet. Here’s the call from…

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Gigi’s Legacy Team—Clarification

Guide Joda called in to clarify that the team is climbing the West Buttress route. He inadvertently stated the West Rib in his previous report.

Here’s Joda:

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June 13 Denali Team Moved to 7800′

Matthew called in from 7,800′ on the Kahiltna Glacier, after the team carried loads up to about 10,000′ on the glacier.  They are getting early morning starts, to both avoid the heat of the day and also to travel over the glacier when it is at its most frozen state.  The weather has not been…