Trip Reports

June 22nd Denali Team Summits!

The June 22nd Denali Team is back down to high camp after reaching the summit today! They all made the 20,310 ft summit on a slightly windy, but decent summit day. They’ll spend the night back in high camp and then begin the descent to basecamp in the morning. Congratulations to the team! Here’s Jesse…

June 26 Denali Team on the Summit!

The June 26th Russian/American Denali Team is on the summit! They are reporting good conditions with just a bit of wind this evening and are celebrating on the 20,310 ft summit before starting the descent to high camp. They’ll spend another night at high camp tonight and then begin their descent to basecamp tomorrow. Congratulations…

June 20 Paul at High Camp

Paul called in after moving up to 17,200 ft high camp today. He reported that Matt is on his way down with guide Derek and a couple of other climbers. Matt was going strong and doing great on the uphill, but the downhill was proving to be a challenge and after a talk with the…

June 22nd Team – Moved to High Camp!

Jeff Kane called in from 17,200′!  The team moved up to High Camp today.  They could not get a dispatch out yesterday, but Jeff sends out belated Fourth of July salutations from the crew. Yesterday, the team climbed up the steepest part of the route, which began with a 1400′ climb up moderate snow slopes…

West Rib Team – ON TOP!

Dave Helland, Fischer Hazen and Matt Park are standing on the summit of Denali!  They’ve been working hard for weeks, climbing up and down a couple routes in order to reach the top of North America. They awoke early this morning, brewed up and sorted their gear as they gazed upwards, wondering if the day…

West Rib Team – Poised For A Summit Attempt!

Dave Helland rang in from 17,200′ on Denali today.  In his words, “After getting beaten off the West Rib” they dropped down to 14,200′ on the West Buttress for the night.  Today, in windy conditions, they pushed up to High Camp on the West Buttress.  The weather seems to be trending better, so they are…