Denali Climber's Log

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zoomloco - Jul 7, 2011 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011

Alpine style solo ascent  Sucess!

Overnights at 11k at 2 nights at 14k before a push to the summit on day 4 via west buttress. Most parties were huddled at 17k camp because of supposedly bad conditions but one other party also summited that day, the last decent day of the weather window for the next 4 days.


gato - Jul 3, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Summit #3  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the mountain, great crew! Summited with 8 total, first crew up and down that day.


kevo - Jun 19, 2011 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

Two man unguided team, both summited. Made the summit on day 11 in a very small weather window. Made the push to 17k with no cache and went for the summit the next day.


lefty - Jun 13, 2011 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

Got lucky and only had to spend 14 days on the mountain to get it done.


Marmaduke - Jun 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Re: West Buttress

Congrats!! Hope to read a trip report from ya'.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 11, 2011 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

What a zoo. Buttress has too many people on it that do not belong. Our group went unguided and got the summit on 11th day from arrival. Spent a bit too much time at 17K camp waiting out a storm. Got our window and went up to the summit in about 4 hours from camp. Next time coming here for Cassin!!!
Beautiful mountain, a lot of other things to do around and on it in the future. Cassin ridge is waiting...


michellen - Jun 7, 2011 7:08 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed the West Butt May 9-29 with Mountain Trip. Hard work, but just beautiful!

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Jun 5, 2011 5:51 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

West Buttress  Sucess!

One BIG Rat Feeder. 17 hours 38 minutes round trip from 17 Camp. Waiting lines coming down the summit ridge and above Denali Pass. Outstanding trip except for a "non-textbook" crevasse fall 1.5 hours from KIA. Glacier conditions were mine-field crazy with our group having 5+ punch throughs and my two way "ride" in the course of an hour. Pinned down by pack for 30 minutes 5+ feet under: Many thanks Zach, Ben and Caitlin for getting me out! 14th US state highpoint.
In Memoriam: Suzanne Allen, Peter Bullard.


radson - Jun 2, 2011 3:30 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2011

West Butt  Sucess!

A summit that is hard to enjoy with the deaths of Suzanne and Peter the following day from AAI. RIP Guys.


mp5of8 - Apr 14, 2011 11:56 am Date Climbed: May 15, 1981

Long time ago  Sucess!

unguided, west butt, 2 out 3 summited (3rd got it the next year), skied up to 12K, sledded down


Archm - Mar 21, 2011 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010


high Camp, no summit :( Amazing place, great crew. Can't wait to go back.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 1, 2011 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2007

Traverse  Sucess!

Traversed from the Kahiltna to Wonder Lake. I still owe SP a writeup...


climbingfurry - Jan 24, 2011 10:39 am

North America's Greatest mtn  Sucess!

Summited Denali in 2003 while I was living in Fairbanks. What a mountain!


jvarholak - Jan 3, 2011 8:19 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

WB  Sucess!

A year after a trip to the Eldridge Glacier to get a taste of the Great Range....Fun times.... F'n sleds:) ..... Can't wait to get back to the AK Range for some other outstanding objectives.... Perhaps back to Denali for a different route... So f'n cool I can't stand it.


renogurt - Dec 31, 2010 9:08 am

West Butt 09  Sucess!

Climbed the West Butt with my roommate, expedition style, 17 days total. Eight of those days was at 11K camp, in terrible conditions. Being patient paid off, we summit on a BLUEBIRD day!


redradjel - Dec 28, 2010 2:16 am Date Climbed: May 15, 1996

West Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed with five other Mountain Leaders from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. Awesome!


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.

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