IMG Denali, it’s a waiting game!
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
22h ago
May 23, 2024 Fortified snow walls surround tent at 14000′ camp, photo by Peter Spagnoli. Team 4, led by Forrest Baldwin, got that call today from Talkeetna Air Taxi…. it’s a go! Arriving on the lower Kahiltna glacier at 7200′  they wasted no time unloading their plane and preparing to move uphill. For some climbers, this is the first experience wearing large packs and pulling heavy sleds at the same time. By the time they get to their first camp at the base of Ski Hill, they are veteran sled pullers, and  welcome putting them to bed at night. Teams 2 and 3, lead by Gilson and Sacke ..read more
Visit website
Camp at 14000′ Denali
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
3d ago
May 21, 2024 A climber at the ‘Edge of the World’ just outside 14K Camp overlooking the Kahiltna Glacier and Mt. Foraker (Sultana). (Audrey Simonson) Teams 2 and 3 are checking in again today from 14K camp, where climbers are enjoying breathtaking views while acclimatizing. Trading in their snowshoes for crampons, they enjoyed a walk to the “End of the World!” The atmosphere is vibrant and social as climbers from around the world share their experiences and prepare for the final push to the summit. Camp is situated at the base of the fixed lines leading up to the headwall, a steep section of ..read more
Visit website
Denali Teams at 14K Camp
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
6d ago
May 18, 2024 Washburn’s Thumb. (Photo by Michael Bellamy) Climbing on the West Buttress with Foraker behind (Eric Simonson) Looking up towards the West Buttress from 14 Camp (Eric Simonson) All is going well on Denali so far… which is all we can really ask for as guides! With conditions being okay compared to last year, our teams all have good forward momentum and are chugging their way towards the top. Team 1 led by Peter Dale is leading the charge of IMG teams up the Kahiltna. Team 1 has been at 14K Camp for a couple of days resting, and now are making their first acclimatization climb ..read more
Visit website
Everest and Lhotse are a wrap!
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
6d ago
May 18, 2024 Makalu and Lhotse from the South Summit on Everest (Porter McMichael) IMG’s Porter McMichael has now reached Kathmandu, and sent a gorgeous dawn photo from his climb a few days ago.  The climbers have now all reached Kathmandu, the final loads are all off the mountain and have been packed up, and the yaks are coming to Base Camp today to carry the gear down to our storeroom.  All that remains to do is the final end-of-climb briefing at the Department of Tourism.  Congrats to our summit climbers and thanks to the trekkers, guides, sherpas and staff that helped make ..read more
Visit website
Denali Updates – Lot’s of tent time!
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
1w ago
May 17th, 2024   Team 1 led by Peter Dale, is arriving at 14,000′ after a heavy pack and sled day, the work begins after pulling into camp!  Setting up the tents, building snow walls, group kitchen, melting snow, and finally hot drinks, and dinner.  Fun fact about 14,000′ is the “backcountry restroom has the best view in the house”! Team 2 led by Riley Gilson has returned to camp after caching their carry at 13,500′. Rest days are used for sleeping, selfcare, more hydrating, managing your feet, catching up on reading, and maybe even some tunes. Team 3  Justin Sackett and ..read more
Visit website
IMG Denali teams report in May 16th, 2024!
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
1w ago
May 16th, 2024 Another productive day on Denali! Team 1 lead by Peter Dale is moving up to 14,000′, where they will set up camp, and  settle in for rest and recovery. Camp at 14000′ is filled with many teams from all over globe, and is staffed by the Denali National Park Rangers at their emergency medical facilities. Team 2 lead by Riley Gilson will be traveling again today where they will encounter motorcycle hill, and windy corner to cache food and supplies at 13,500″. “Motorcycle hill” named because of resemblance to the steep hills in motocross, is one of the first steep hills they ..read more
Visit website
IMG Denali teams make great progress!
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
1w ago
May 15th, 2024 Team Sackett flew onto the runway of the Kahiltna glacier yesterday.  The team emptying the plane,   filling their packs, and sleds with over 100#s of  food, fuel, and personal supplies. Team Sackett  has already made camp at Ski Hill, as they begin their journey. Hard work today for team Gilson, caching supplies today at the 11,000′ camp. Wishing them luck with their plans to move up to Camp 3 tomorrow, pulling in behind team Dale. Today team Dale is resting up for a big push, as they prepare to move up and around windy corner to camp at 14000′. look ..read more
Visit website
Everest and Lhotse climbers back to Base Camp
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
1w ago
Headlights on Everest May 13 2024 from Lhotse (Phunuru) Great news, all the IMG Everest climbers,  Lhotse climbers and sherpas have safely descended to Base Camp.  In addition,  Camps 3 and 4 have been dismantled and all  gear and oxygen bottles brought down.  Currently our team of sherpas are at Camp 2 dismantling camp in preparation for the final down carries through the Icefall.  Ang Jangbu reports that there is a cloud cap over the summit today, and that the winds are ripping up high.  Timing is everything ..read more
Visit website
Everest and Lhotse climbers back to Camp 2
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
1w ago
May 13, 2024 Camp 2 in the Western Cwm (Eric Remza) High winds building over the Himalaya (India Meteorological Department) Ang Jangbu reports that all IMG climbers and Sherpas are safe and sound back to Camp 2.  Their timing is good, as high winds are predicted to build again over Everest for the next few days. Their plan will be to return to Base Camp either tomorrow or the next day.  Well done up there ..read more
Visit website
Everest and Lhotse Summits!
International Mountain Guides
by IMG
1w ago
May 12, 2024 Everest from almost the summit of Lhotse (Porter McMichael) View from the summit of Everest with headlights above Balcony and on Lhotse (Justin Merle) Phunuru reports that his team had a successful climb to the summit of Lhotse, reaching the top at 3:50am on May 13.  They are now on their way back down to Camp 2.  Over on Everest, the climbers who made the summit with Porter rang the bell between 4:45 and 7:35 and are now on their way back to the South Col.  If they are feeling strong they will continue descending to Camp 2 today.  Meanwhile, we have a team ..read more
Visit website

Follow International Mountain Guides on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR