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Altitude 6194m, Grade 4D

A superb route to the summit of North America’s highest peak and one of the Seven Summits.


The price difference offered refers to the Guide Ratio. The higher priced departures are for trips with a  guide to client ratio of 1:2 with a maximum of 6 clients.

At 6194m, Denali is the highest peak in the majestic Alaskan range of North America. Its huge 6000m bulk rises dramatically from the surrounding plains, adding to its Himalayan stature. Due to its very northerly position this is the coldest mountain outside of Antarctica, and so will give rise to the feeling of acclimatising on a 7000m peak. Climbing on Denali offers excellent experience for those wishing to step up to 8000m peaks in the future. In return for this challenge, the surroundings are spectacular and the terrain typical of what you would expect of Alaska; an ethereal land on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

This is an isolated and committing mountain, giving one a sense of real adventure. The expedition is fully guided in conjunction with our authorised Alaskan partners and follows Denali’s West Buttress. This is a popular route, yet still offers a challenging ascent of 40-50 degree snow slopes and an impressive ice headwall. You should be confident on Scottish II snow and ice with experience of crevasse rescue. It is important to book early on these expeditions, normally at least six months in advance.

No Sherpa or porter support is available on these trips. Success is therefore dependent on expedition members having a good level of fitness and the ability to carry reasonable loads each day on the mountain.

Guides ratio

Bookable dates are all for teams of 6 clients and 3 guides giving greater flexibility and support.

Trip dossier

Trip dossier

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • Alaskan Guide/Expedition Leader
  • Flexible transfers between Anchorage and Talkeetna, no minimum group size.
  • Accommodation at start and end of the trip in Anchorage on bed basis.
  • Airport transfer on arrival, arranged by hotel
  • Internal flights
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Airport transfer on departure (approx $20)
  • National Park Special Use Fee and Park Fee (approx $375 + $15 payable on arrival).
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Meals in towns or cities.
  • As the trip can finish early we cannot guarantee where you will stay for the final nights, our agent will assisit you in booking this. Any extra nights in Talkeetna or Anchorage are also not included.
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment. 
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations. 
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals unless specified. 
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • Excess baggage. 
  • Tips for  local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early. 
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early. 
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Previous trip reports from Denali

MSR Revo Ascent snowshoes MSR Revo Ascent snowshoes now in stock - MSR Revo Ascent Snowshoes are now in stock to buy or hire.
Be prepared rather than being left at camp Be prepared rather than being left at camp! - How’s your personal organisation? Knowing your gear, layering, glove systems, getting ready in sub-zero conditions, being on time and being ready to accept the unexpected. On paper all this appears so simple, but fumbling with gloves in a sub zero blizzard can result in frost bitten fingers very quickly. Read more about personal organisation.
14200-from-above Denali June expedition – lucky Friday 13th 2014 - 7th July: The alarm in the guides tent went off at 5:30am. As the door opened that morning the view confirmed our fears for the day. Overnight, winds had increased, clouds had rolled in and it was snowing lightly. After watching the weather trend worse for the next five hours, the team decided to call off the attempt and and retreat. The trip back to base camp was disappointing for all, but went smoothly. Now everyone is back in Anchorage and preparing to head home.
denali May 30 Denali Expedition 2013 - June 15th: The team awoke early today, looked out of their tents and saw that the weather looked favorable. They packed up and pushed up to the summit of Denali!! The climb took them about 7 hours before they reached the top. The weather was great and they are enjoying clear, huge views of the Alaska Range from the highest point on North America.
denali08 Denali West Ridge Expedition 15th May 2010 - 2nd June - Zac just called in 20 minutes ago to report that seven team members and two guides reached the summit of Denali yesterday. It sounds like everyone did well, and they are currently packing up their high camp and getting ready to head down to Base Camp!
denali06 Denali West Ridge Expedition 22nd June 2010 - July 12th Jacob, Ben, and George reached the summit this afternoon ! They awoke to a beautiful day and went for the top this morning at around 10am.
denali04 Denali Expedition 22nd June 2009 - Heidi just called to say that the whole team made it to the summit of Denali!! Everyone did great and they are spending some time on top taking in the amazing view and snapping quite a few photos. It is an absolutely beautiful day with virtually no wind and warm temperatures.
Ian-Mckeever-in-training 7 Summits Success – Ian McKeever - 1st July 9:30am - Ian Mckeever is now the proud record holder of the World Speed Record for the 7 Summits. The team summitted Denali yesterday (30th June) to complete the challenge in a total of 156 days, knocking an incredible 31 days off the old record. Summitting alongside Ian was Dave Pritt, Director of Adventure Peaks, who was also completing his 7 Summits.

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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1 review for Denali

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter L

    Our guides were first class and at the top of their game. Their planning, mountain judgement regarding weather and how to avoid the crowds on ridges etc and cooking skills! Were immense.

    The group of clients was cohesive and good-humoured. Although there were some skill differences recording crampon skills there was a common and good level of fitness. All submitted.
    Increasingly good weather help considerably. A brilliant trip alright I’m done. Thank you!

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