Route Climbed: West Buttress Date Climbed: April 1983
Took 15 days to climb the big one in April 1983. We had superb conditions with 13 out of 15 days clear, with temperatures down to -37 F. Took 11 days RT from Kahiltna Glacier to the top and back and four days of traveling from/to Los Angeles.
Route Climbed: West Butt Date Climbed: June 25, 2000
Crowded, but great. 15 days round trip, amazing weather for our summit day.
Then spent a month travelling around Alaska where everyone treated us so nice. A woman loaned us her car for a week, then when we went to Anchorage, told us where her ex keeps the extra key to his house, where we hung out for a few days. Seakayaking on the coast. Make this a long trip and visit the last wild places in the US.
Route Climbed: West Buttress Date Climbed: July 2001
This mountain should not be underestimated, especially if it is your first big climb. The wildcard will be the weather if you are physically prepared. We were turned back at Denali Pass by 100 mph winds adn closing weather. I have many pictures on my web site at www.alanarnette.com
Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 16- may-2000
It took us 13 days to get up this beautiful but cold and dangerous mountain. Check out the 7 summits site for a complete tripreport and all the info you need. Also send Denali eCards.
Always rope up as there are too many hidden crevasses. Enjoy the climbing itself, don't focus on the summit only. Shield yourself from the extreme cold and you will find yourself on one of the most beautiful places on earth.