One of the greatest Greek mountaineers of our times Panagiotis Kotronaros, and the Greek mountain professional photographer and videographer Kornilios Sarantioglou will join forces to summit Denali Mountain in Alaska (6.190m Elevation).
The expedition includes a month-long adventure in the frozen Alaska in pure Alpine style and it is not only an once-in-a-lifetime experience but a unique opportunity to broaden personal horizons and experience a way of living out of the ordinary.
The goal of the expedition is not only the Summit but the creation of a unique documentary and content unlike no other…
Our story will begin in the Greek mountains, it will go through the highest peak of Europe, mt Elbrus, and will conclude in Alaska with a clear objective: Summit mt. Denali and create a unique documentary.
We will travel far, we will be autonomous, we will spend our days on ice, feeding off our dream.
This is our mission.
Denali (also known as Mount McKinley, its former official name) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level. With a topographic prominence of 20,156 feet (6,144 m) and a topographic isolation of 4,629 miles (7,450 km), Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.
The expedition will kick-off from Athens. A 20-something flight time will take us to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city,
which is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It's known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings
from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is the gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains
including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna.
Talkeetna - Base Camp
Once in Talkeetna we will prepare for the glacier flight where once there, we will settle into Base Camp at 2194m on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier, and take care of the details of the expedition. The elevation in Talkeetna is 358’ above sea level and the elevation of Base Camp is 7200 feet.
For the next weeks we will slowly be gaining altitude, carrying our own full gear and focusing on acclimatization.
The timings and the summit day will depend on weather conditions.
Denali Summit, 6.190m
The final push to the summit will take between 14 and 18 hours, round-trip, and will be the hardest day of the expedition.
What we offer
"The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it" – Herbert A. Simon