Trip Reports

May 6 Denali Team Cached at 13,500′

Lead Guide Brian Kramp called in from the beautiful basin camp at 11,200′ (3413m) after the team carried loads up to 13,500′ (4114m) today.  They are doing great and hoping to move up to their next camp tomorrow! The morning started with a 1000′ (300m) climb up a slope known as Motorcycle Hill.  The hill…

May 3 Denali Team Is At Camp 3

Peter and Melle called in from 14,200′ (4328m) today, providing us an update for their May 3rd Denali team.  They have been experiencing very cold temperatures and strong winds for a number of days.  Today, the weather was good enough to move up from their previous camp and around the notorious feature known as Windy…

May 13 Team Moves to Camp 1

The team took advantage of the calm, clear weather yesterday to move from Base Camp to Camp 1 at 7800′. Mark called in the update, and he reports that the team moved well and was feeling good after the 5 mile trek up the Kahiltna glacier.  It sounds like the team is settling in to…

Team K&E Move to Camp 1

The team is making great progress, moving up the Kahiltna glacier from Base Camp to Camp 1. It was a calm, clear day and Kevin reports the move went well. The guide team is keeping the climbers well fed (steaks!!) and it sounds like everyone is having a good time.   Here’s Kevin with today’s…

May 13 Team Checks In from Base Camp

The team arrived at Base Camp! Lead guide Yoshiko reports that it was a smooth flight to Base Camp, and the team is enjoying a hot meal and a beautiful, calm evening. The plan is to eat, relax, then head up the Kahiltna glacier tomorrow to Camp 1 at 7800′.   Here’s Yoshiko: recording

Cook and Bauernschmidt Private Team

Welcome to Alaska, Eric and Kevin! This will be our 46th consecutive season guiding on Denali, and we’re honored to welcome the May 13 Private West Buttress team and all of the other climbers that have trusted us to help them test their fortitude on the highest mountain in North America. At 20,310 feet (6190…

May 3 Team Carries to 13,200′

Lead guide Jacob Schmitz called in the team report today. The team moved a load of equipment and supplies to a cache site at 13,200′. Jacob reports the team is doing well, and the plan is to move to 14 Camp tomorrow.   And we also have a special message from the team: recording