Denali Climber's Log

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ExcitableBoy - Dec 27, 2010 11:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2005

West Buttrash  Sucess!

Acclimatized on West Buttrash. Weather turned and could not climb primary objective.


letskeepmovin - Dec 21, 2010 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2009

West Buttress

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.


TomekK - Nov 4, 2010 6:37 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

Denali Traverse  Sucess!

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


HeyItsBen - Aug 16, 2010 4:15 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.


JanVanGenk - Jul 8, 2010 3:04 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

West Buttress  Sucess!

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.


cosmin - Jul 7, 2010 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

Cassin Ridge solo  Sucess!

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.


gato - Jun 30, 2010 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

Splitter summit!  Sucess!

Guided a strong group up the Buttress in perfect weather and fine style, 15 days Talkeetna to Talkeetna. Nice work team!

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Jun 15, 2010 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010

West Butt  Sucess!

Good weather but strong winds on the summit ridge. Good views too :-)


attimount - Jun 12, 2010 8:19 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2010

West Buttress

Beautiful nice weather, until our summit day.
This is the mountain, will try next time.


ScottyP - Jun 8, 2010 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010

No Summit

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


cab - Jun 7, 2010 3:40 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

West Buttress  Sucess!

Wow. Awesome climb with an awesome group of people. We had great weather almost the whole time. Spent 15 days on the mountain.


AndyJB444 - Jun 2, 2010 5:27 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

West Buttress  Sucess!

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!


Tbacon251 - Jun 1, 2010 4:06 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2010

Nailed it!  Sucess!

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.

BrookTroutLeiphart - May 20, 2010 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1977

with Ray Genet  Sucess!

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!!!


svenssonc - Mar 9, 2010 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

West Buttress, HP #49  Sucess!

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.


andret - Feb 11, 2010 4:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009

Summit  Sucess!

Cold and sunny


Snowslogger - Dec 30, 2009 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

2nd time's the charm  Sucess!

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.


bluescrummachine - Oct 12, 2009 3:24 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

West Buttress

Fantastic trip :-) Perfect conditions but cold. From basecamp to summit in 10 days. Everyone of our small team reached the summit.

bdynkin - Oct 8, 2009 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005

WB, then lower W.Rib to 16k  Sucess!

Took us (a party of 6 friends, no guides) 10 days to summit WB in questionable but not horrible weather. Clouds, wind and snow on summit day - no views. Got down to 7200, rested and went up West Rib as a superlight (except gear) party of 4. Me and another guy bailed via W. Rib cut-off. The other two continued and summited 2nd time!


mtldrinst - Sep 30, 2009 10:13 am

Military Team in 98

I was the team leader for the Marines in a Joint Climb that year. We didn't summit. Spent 5 days at 17 camp waiting for Brits to get rescued. Made one summit bid but weather turned us around. Tele ski'd all the way down from the 14 camp to our cache at 8K to link up with the Chinooks.

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