USA: Expedition to Mount McKinley / Denali (6193 m), a trip with a Russian Mountain Guide 7 Summits Club Collection

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Route: Moscow – Anchorage – Talkeetna – l. Kahiltna – the top of Mount McKinley (Denali) – descent along the ascent route.

Information: Seven Summits project. Expeditions and Travel Club 7 Summits. Climbing on the classic route (West Battres – West Buttress). Note: “7 Summits Club” – the only Russian company, which has a formal right to organize commercial expeditions on Mount McKinley. We work with one of the 6 licensed US companies have the exclusive right to provide guide services on McKinley! This program we organize our representative from the club 1 time per year. Climbing on Mount McKinley – the highest peak in North America – is sometimes compared with the ascent Everest in complexity. It’s really hard and cold: tents among the deserted expanses of snow, glaciers with a lot of cracks, temperatures up to – 25-35 degrees. In general, it is necessary to think well before you go to such an adventure. The proposed route – this is a classic route of ascent to the summit of McKinley (or Denali, which is a place of language Aleut means “high” or “great”) – on the West Buttress (West Buttress).

The main part of the road passes through the “closed” glacier (the glacier, the surface of which is covered with snow, ice cracks are not visible). All this snow and ice route does not pose any major technical difficulties, although the slope of the individual sections can be up to 40-45 degrees. These sites provesheny railing. The route (total length about 30 km) goes through the glacier Kahiltna camp 2400m, 3000m, 3300m. It is about 15km snowshoe, dragging a sledge loaded with. Then snegostupyostavlyayut (usually Eleven camp at 3300m) and in cats sovershaeyut sufficiently long transition through the “Windy Corner”, a height of 4330m. This Advanced Base Camp (Camp or Rangers). Next go to the assault camp in 5200, and from here, through the “Pass Denali” ascent to the summit. The route is complicated by very low temperatures (a problem even go to the bathroom) and the abundance of larger cracks.

Travel Program

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

Contact: More information about the expedition.

Luda Korobeshko

Manager-guide of 7 Summits Club for Norh America

7 Summits Club Ltd.

B. Sampsonievskiy Av.#45,
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

+7 921 185 25 28 Luba
+7 916 390 88 96 Alex
+7 916 390 88 51 Luda

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Guide of the “7 Summits club”
  • Local guides 2 on the US group
  • Internal and / flights Talkeetna-Kahiltna Glacier (2200m) -Talkitna
  • Pereezd Anchorage – Talkeetna – Anchorage
  • Accommodation (double) Hotel (1 night in Anchorage) on arrival
  • Accommodation in house TAT for climbers (1 night on arrival)
  • Signing necessary documents to obtain the permit
  • Consultations route
  • All public equipment (tent, burners, ropes, public utensils, shovels)
  • Power on the climbing route (on Kahiltna glacier )
  • Aptechka

Not included:

  • Airfare and airport taxes to and from Mendoza Regular service bus tickets to and from Mendoza
  • S / flight Moscow – Anchorage – Moscow (from 1100 USD)
  • Signing US visa (200 USD)
  • Alpinistskaya insurance (120 USD)
  • Personal equipment
  • Meals in the cities, and additional days in cities
  • Permit to climb (from 350 in .e.)

What to Bring

What to Bring or take fo Day Hiking and Technical Equipment for Climbing Expedition

This equipment list is compiled to provide you with adequate help when choosing your equipment for a climb. Most items are required. Please consider each of them and make sure you understand the function and exclusive use for mountaineering, before substituting or removing items from this list. Please note that this list has been carefully annotated by the organizer. Remember that mountaineering, mountaineering or mountaineering is an extreme, risky sport, therefore everything related to it is of great attention.

These items should be on your hiking checklist:

Hiking backpack for hiking 30 to 40 liters

Light gloves for hiking or (Optional Mittens waterproof)

Medium weight socks

Sleeping bag (-10º to 15ºC)

Small daypack for one day hiking 20 liters

Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)

Hiking boots or shoes

Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down

Rain poncho (or rain gear)

Long-sleeved shirts

Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers

Lightweight pants

Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts

Water bottle for hiking or trekking

Strong waterproof duffel bag

Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb

Towel for personal hygiene each participantFirst-aid kit

Regular and long underwear

Knife or multi-tool

Light cap and wool hat

Sunglasses with UV certification, Sun block, lips

The rest of the list Essentials as appropriate for your hike

Grooming and personal hygiene kit

One Hiking Buff per person

Technical Equipment for High Altitude Expedition Mountains

3 Locking carabiners, we recommended per person

We recommend 2 ice screws for each client

1 Daisy Chain (Life Line) per each person

2 Ice axes (per person) technical, we recommended GRIVEL company

1 ATC descender (Rappel), this is very necessary for technical mountains

2 Cords for prusik, very important (Size Cord 6 mm x 10 m. long)

Gloves(Good gloves) for expeditions over 6000meters

Harness, we recommended GRIVEL company

Sleeping pad / Mattress, we recommend with air or inflatable mattress

Crampons, we recommended GRIVEL company

Walking sticks (optional), a pair per person, we recommended GRIVEL company

Down Jacket for expedition

Very important to have personal clothing such as pants and jacket with GOROTEX certification

First aid kit, for high mountains, because we as guides cannot medicate clients

Backpack Capacity 60 liters, it is better to have a bigger backpack to go comfortably to the high camps, because here you have to carry all your personal things

Gaiters or Leggings, now modern boots already have built-in (Incorporated), but better to have an extra pair

Dressing appropriately for the mountains can make the difference between a pleasant trip and a really uncomfortable one. Clothing must provide the right degree of temperature, perspiration and be well ventilated. Preferably cotton clothing should be avoided, as in humid conditions they absorb body heat.

In general, the weather conditions in in the Andes of South America can vary from day to day and even throughout the day. Therefore, clothing must be versatile.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the necessary equipment.

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Prices (per person):


Deposit for reservations: * 3.000,00 USD (182 564 Rubles) ✓ Full payment for 180 days if you cancel less than 180 days , no refund! Buy for less program – TODAY !!! On the 1st day of the next month the price will increase. The price is fixed when making payment.
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Duration: 23 days
Participants: Minimal: 6 Maximal: 9
Country / Location: Alaska (USA)
Mountain Guide: Luda Korobeshko and Alexande Abramov 7 Summits Club managers
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

3% early bird discount when booking 6 months prior to departure 2023

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Korobeshko Ludmila

  • Executive Director.
  • The first Russian woman to complete the 7 Summits Project.
  • Visited the North and South Poles.
  • The third Russian woman to climb Everest
  • World record in the speed of climbing 7 Peaks among women
  • Mountain guide. Director of the 7 Summits Club.
  • He has been climbing and organizing expeditions for 20 years.
  • The last 15 years – professionally.
  • He has about 100 ascents of varying degrees of difficulty in various countries of the world.
  • In 2016, she climbed the summit of Everest three times. Leader of successful expeditions to Cho Oyu (8201) and Manaslu (8163)

Abramov Alexander

  • President of the 7 Summits Club.
  • Master of Sports of the USSR in mountaineering, 54 years old, professional mountaineer. Mountaineering instructor, mountain guide, high-altitude cameraman. Active member of the Russian Geographical Society.
  • Initiator and leader of several well-known projects, such as: “7 Peaks”, “Land Rover on Elbrus”.
  • He has been climbing and organizing expeditions and competitions for 28 years.
  • The last 25 years – professionally.
  • Has made more than 150 ascents of varying difficulty in dozens of countries.
  • Organizer and participant of 11 Himalayan expeditions.

Recommended flight flight “Aeroflot” Moscow-Seattle-Anchorage (arrival day of departure). Moving Anchorage, Talkeetna, Anchorage -. Minivan Flight Talkeetna, Talkeetna Glacier Kahiltna-on small local firms aircraft (plane takes 4-5 people and goods in 50 kg per person) Accommodations
Anchorage accommodation in the hotel 1 night on arrival. In Talkeetna accommodation at the lodge for climbers (Hostel). Food
On the route guides made cooking.

Service staff
Throughout the program group operates an experienced guide from 7 Summits Club. On the route from Talkeetna to the group are also working on the American guides litsenzirovannnoy company (2 persons on a group of 6-8 participants) Health and Insurance

Doctors (volunteers) have Kahiltna Glacier in BC 4300 (Camp Rangers). First aid will be the leader, but it is necessary to take personal medication. Also we recommend that you start taking vitamins for a month before the trip. And even better – get a pre-acclimatization (for example, during the May holidays to go to Elbrus).

During the day on the glacier about 0 -10-20 night. At the height may fall to -30-35 ° C. The weather is changeable and unstable. Often, because of the weather we have to sit in the camps.

Estimated additional expenses
Food in Anchorage about $ 20-30 per day in Talkeetna powered 10-20 dollars cheaper than a good breakfast in the Road House (less than $ 10 polportsii).