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Climbing Denali via Normal Route, Alaska (15 days)

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Come and spend 15 days climbing the highest mountain in North America, via the normal route with IFMGA certified guide Carlos.


Alaska Range

15 Days

May - Jul




* Spend 15 days climbing to the summit of Mount Denali in Alaska.

* Traverse the enormous and incredible Kahitna glacier.

* Enjoy a round trip flight from Talketna.


The chance to climb the highest mountain in North America is an opportunity any mountaineer shouldn’t pass up. So if you’ve ever wanted to climb the famed Mount Denali (6,190m) in Alaska, then this 15 day expedition along the normal route is definitely for you.

Beginning in Talketna, you will get to enjoy a short, but scenic flight to the Kahitna glacier. From there, the adventure will begin, as you will get to traverse the enormous glacier.

After that, we will steadily make our way up Mount Denali. We will be stopping at various camps. Thus giving you plenty of opportunity to rest and acclimatize. In the camps, you will also get to practice the skills needed for the final summit climb. In addition, there are several reserve days on this trip. Thus ensuring that even in the case of bad weather or snow or ice conditions, the chances are very high that you will get to stand atop the unbelievable summit of Denali.

Due to the enormity of Mount Denali, and the unpredictable conditions of the mountain, it is important that participants on this trip have prior mountaineering experience. It is also crucial that participants are in good physical condition as well.

On this trip, you will get to reach the summit of the highest mountain of North America. You will also get to traverse an enormous glacier, enjoy a beautifully scenic flight and test yourself in some of the world’s wildest terrain. To join me on this 15 day adventure, just send me a request.

Would you like to reach the summit of another world famous peak? Then join me on this 6 day expedition to the top of Mont Blanc in the Alps of France.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes round trip airfare from Talketna to Kahitna glacier and meals, but does not include personal and camping equipment.


Day 1: Talketna airport - Kahitna glacier - Camp 1 (2,377m)

On the first day, we will fly from Talketna to the Kahitna glacier. Once there, we will trek for 6-8 hours to camp 1.

Day 2: Camp 1

We will spend the day in camp 1 for the purpose of acclimatization as well as practice and training prior to the climb.

Day 3: Camp 1 - Camp 2

Today we will spend 6-8 hours making our way to camp 2, where we will spend the night.

Day 4: Camp 2 - Camp 3 (4,300m)

Today we will spend approximately 6-8 hours making our way up to camp 3, where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Rest and acclimatization day

Day 6: High Camp (5,200m) - Camp 3

We will make our way to high camp for the purpose of acclimatization before returning to camp 3 for the night.

Day 7: High Camp

Today we will make our way up to high camp, where we will spend the night.

Day 8: Denali summit (6,196m)

We will make our way up to the summit of Denali. Afterwards, we will return to the high camp for the night.

Day 9 to 12: Reserve days for reaching the summit in case of inclement weather or other factors

Day 13 to 14: Descending days to Base Camp

Day 15: Flight back to Talketna from Kahitna

On the final day of the trip we will fly back to Talketna from Kahitna.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFGMA/UIAGM Guide from Chile

I have extensive experience guiding in the Andes and Europe. I am a resident in Chile, Spain and Chamonix. I am very sociable and motivated. I am always available for projects in the mountains.


French | English

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What people are saying about Carlos



Carlos is a very accomplished rock climber, speaks great English, and is fun to be around. We felt very safe while climbing with him on the Sharks Fin, and learned a lot too.



The whole trip was excellent. Explore share did a great job coordinating. Carlos is an experienced guide and effective teacher. I felt safe with him the whole time we were on the mountain. The weather was terrific and we summited just as expected. I highly recommend Carlos Vasquez for Mont Blanc.



Carlos was a professional and committed guide! We had three great days. He was friendly and guided us savely up to mt blanc. i dont understand the one bad rating carlos got. In my opinion it think it was an bloody amateur which shouldnt have been on mt blanc in the first place. Let me say one thing. If you have no experience on higher mountains and in climbing in general, there is no place for you on mt blanc. train hard, prepare and come with the right expectation!



Hey, So I had a great time on this journey in the Atacama desert and up the the Ojos del Salado. Looking forward for other adventures of this kind :)



Carlos is an unbelievable guide and I would recommend him to anyone considering any trip with him. He is very knowledgeable but relaxed with how he treats his clients. Would absolutely hire him again

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