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Denali

North America’s Highest and Most Impressive Peak

Denali is North America’s high­est moun­tain and one of its most impres­sive in terms of sheer mass, weath­er and climb­ing his­to­ry. The clas­sic West But­tress Route requires only inter­me­di­ate tech­ni­cal climb­ing skills; but per­se­ver­ance, intense phys­i­cal exer­tion, team­work and patient acclima­ti­za­tion are all nec­es­sary for this climb. Many climbers find this to be the most chal­leng­ing thing they have done in the mountains.

Price

  • Denali

    $11,200 – 22 Days

Dates

2022 Season COVID-19 Policy

For the 2022 Denali sea­son, Moun­tain Trip Alas­ka requires that all climbers be ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed pri­or to depart­ing for Anchor­age. A per­son is con­sid­ered ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed greater than or equal to two weeks after com­ple­tion of a two-dose mRNA series or sin­gle dose of Janssen vac­cine. (May 25, 2021 CDC Guidelines)

All climbers join­ing Moun­tain Trip Alas­ka for expe­di­tions in Denali Nation­al Park and Pre­serve will be required to sign a COVID-19 Dec­la­ra­tion stat­ing all of the following:

  • You are ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19.
  • You are not dis­play­ing any symp­toms of COVID-19.
  • You are not wait­ing for the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • You agree to com­ply with all Moun­tain Trip Alas­ka COVID-19 spe­cif­ic guide­lines and protocols.

The fol­low­ing applies only if all expe­di­tion fees are paid by the date they are due:

If Moun­tain Trip can­cels your expe­di­tion due to Exter­nal Can­cel­la­tion fac­tors result­ing from coro­n­avirus more than 90 days pri­or to the Team Meet­ing date, Moun­tain Trip will cred­it 100% of your paid expe­di­tion fees toward a future pro­gram with Moun­tain Trip or refund all monies paid except for the non-refund­able admin­is­tra­tive fee.

If Moun­tain Trip can­cels your expe­di­tion due to Exter­nal Can­cel­la­tion fac­tors result­ing from coro­n­avirus 90 days or less pri­or to the Team Meet­ing date, Moun­tain Trip will cred­it 75% of your paid expe­di­tion fees toward a future pro­gram with Moun­tain Trip or refund 50% of your expe­di­tion fee.

Policies

Itinerary

Flight Information

Group mem­bers fly into Anchor­age, Alas­ka and must be present for the team meet­ing at 10 am on Day 1. This is a very impor­tant meet­ing, which you must attend! Be sure to arrive in Anchor­age ear­ly enough to make the meet­ing; which may require arriv­ing a day early. 

Equipment

Elevation

20,310 ft / 6190 m

Route

West But­tress

Guide Ratio

6:3 climber to guide ratio

Difficulty

Advanced

Climbers should be comfortable on 45 to 60 degree snow/ice slopes, waterfall ice climbing up to WI2-WI3, and/or moderate rock from 5.6-5.8+. Participants will have a well-rounded history of climbing experience.

Preparation Courses

Preparation