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redradjelWest Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 1996


Climbed with five other Mountain Leaders from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. Awesome!
Posted Dec 28, 2010 2:16 am

ExcitableBoyWest Buttrash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2005


Acclimatized on West Buttrash. Weather turned and could not climb primary objective.
Posted Dec 27, 2010 11:14 am

letskeepmovinWest Buttress
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2009


Got stuck at High Camp for 7 days. Third in our party waited (patiently) at Medical Camp. Weather never let up but did meet Aron Ralston at MC. Had a lot of fun. Cached 'Freedom of the Hills' along with several other unneeded artifacts far below.
Posted Dec 21, 2010 7:55 pm

TomekKDenali Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2010


I did Denali traverse with my buddy. Ascent by West Buttress and descent by Muldrow Glacier. We were the only team sucessfuly crossing Muldrow this season. Ascent in 10days was in beutiful weather and pretty straighforward. Decent was by far my most dangerous adventure including falling in numerous cervasses (one really deep, getting out in whiteout took me 2 hours), almost loosing a ten, findig way out in glacier maze, crossing rivers, milions mosquitos and constant stress. I recommend this route for any mountaineer with sense of adventure and tired of tipical "normal route" crowd. life-changing experience
Posted Nov 4, 2010 6:37 pm



Seemed to be cruising the mountain when my partner got sick on what would have been our summit day. I would have liked to stay and finish the job but it didn't work out that way. 17 days on the mountain and already looking forward to next year. I don't normally sign the climber's log for an unsuccessful trip but I feel this one was worth noting. Saw Tim Medvets at 11k haha.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 4:15 pm

paclimber16 days, no summit
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010


spent 3 days at high camp (17,200'). no weather window for a summit bid. great mountain, gotta go back.
Posted Jul 21, 2010 5:06 pm

JanVanGenkWest Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


My first time & climb in Alaska. May on Denali is pretty cold! High winds at the summit. Somehow managed to stay on the top 1 hour 25 minutes.
Posted Jul 8, 2010 3:04 pm

cosminCassin Ridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010


Soloed the "Cassin" route and summited on 24 June 2010 at 11pm. Strong winds on summit. Ascent followed 7 days of heavy snowfall at around 3000m and storms above.
Posted Jul 7, 2010 9:13 pm

gatoSplitter summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010


Guided a strong group up the Buttress in perfect weather and fine style, 15 days Talkeetna to Talkeetna. Nice work team!
Posted Jun 30, 2010 1:53 am

Jeroen VelsWest Butt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010

Jeroen Vels

Good weather but strong winds on the summit ridge. Good views too :-)
Posted Jun 15, 2010 5:46 pm

attimountWest Buttress
Date Climbed: May 18, 2010


Beautiful nice weather, until our summit day.
This is the mountain, will try next time.
Posted Jun 12, 2010 8:19 pm

ScottyPNo Summit
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010


Great climb, till I got bronchitis at camp 11! Z pak and a full round of drugs could only get me to 19,200' where the lungs said No Mas! Sad, I felt terrific physically but the lungs did not cooperate. I'll be BACK for sure. What a great mountain! Scott
Posted Jun 8, 2010 6:44 pm

cabWest Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


Wow. Awesome climb with an awesome group of people. We had great weather almost the whole time. Spent 15 days on the mountain.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 3:40 pm

AndyJB444West Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010


Solo'd on up to the summit on May 25, 2010 around 4:30pm. Awesome time with so many supportive and interesting people around. Whew, can those South Koreans smoke!
Posted Jun 2, 2010 5:27 pm

Tbacon251Nailed it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2010


Myself and a group from the Cops on Top organization nailed the summit on May 21st 2010 at 7:30 pm. We were an unguided expedition that climbed on behalf of Trooper Michael Haynes of the Montana Highway Patrol who was killed in the line of duty.
Posted Jun 1, 2010 4:06 pm

BrookTroutLeiphartwith Ray Genet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1977
Spent a half hour on top by myself with my gloves off. Maybe 10 degrees (F) and NO wind. The sun warmed my face! Solid undercast. Could only see Huntington and Foracre. No one else on the ridge. Spent the night before at Denali Pass (18,000'?) with Ray Genet and his girlfriend. Took a hot bath at 14,200' on the way down! Caught in a snow storm for 3 days half way to base camp (5 of us in our 4 man tent). What a beautiful & clean Mountain!!!
Posted May 20, 2010 2:00 pm

svenssoncWest Buttress, HP #49  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


We had a storm at 11' Camp and sat there for three days. In High Camp for seven nights with bad weather above us, before summitting. An 8th night before hiking out again. Steak and Beer in Talkeetna after flying out. Highest state highpoint in the bag.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 3:33 pm

andretSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009


Cold and sunny
Posted Feb 11, 2010 4:44 am

Snowslogger2nd time's the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Second time on the mountain (first one ended due to circumstances beyond my control). Spent a week at 14K due to storms, then were able to move up and summit. 2 of 3 of our group and 2 of 3 of the group we were traveling with summited. A big mtn, a long process, but turned out good.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 5:05 pm

bluescrummachineWest Buttress
Date Climbed: May 25, 2009


Fantastic trip :-) Perfect conditions but cold. From basecamp to summit in 10 days. Everyone of our small team reached the summit.
Posted Oct 12, 2009 3:24 pm

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