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World Summit Series

Denali (6168M/20,320') Upper West Rib Cutoff “Riblet”


Climb the highest Peak in North America (20,320) and one of the “Seven Summits” as part of the Colorado Mountain Club’s 2015 Year of the Mountaineer! This ‘first rate’ expedition will have two trip leaders, a dedicated meteorologist at home to predict weather windows for the climb, and a satellite phone to stay in contact with the meteorologist and outside world. We will climb the more technically challenging Upper West Rib Cutoff (or “Riblet”) Route, taking the standard West Buttress Route from Kahiltna Glacier to 14,200’ Camp, then making our way over to the West Rib Route. Decent routes will be discussed by the team and are partially dependent upon weather and snow conditions. We will get the spectacular views of the West Buttress route and the challenge of a technical 3500’ summit day on 50-55 degree mixed terrain!




Denali National Park, Alaska

Trip Dates

June 6-28, 2015

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Trip Costs

$1950 - $2150, pending 6 or 4 participants plus 2 leaders (roundtrip airfare from your point of departure to Anchorage not included)

Trip Leaders

Jason Kolaczkowski and Chris Schuhmann

Jason Kolaczkowski and Chris Schuhmann are High Altitude Mountaineering School instructors; one wilderness first responder certified, one wilderness first aid certified; both have previous experience on glaciated peaks above 20,000’ including lead climbs above 18,000’; both have lead groups on Mount Rainier.



For more Information

Jason Kolaczkowski,

Please Register with leader: Chris Schuhmann,