Mt. McKinley Expedition: Haugen & Team at High Camp

Posted by: | June 30, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

We are at high camp…17,000’! No more caches, carries, or moves. We are in position to go for the summit when the time is right. People finally started summitting yesterday after the weather no bueno that we had a few days ago. We are going to watch the weather and see what are gut tells us to do. We could go for it tomorrow if the weather is perfect AND we feel like it. We won’t know until Elias and I wake up in the morning and rock, paper, scissors to see who has to stick our head out of the tent first. It tends to be a bit cold in the morning at 17,000’ in Alaska.

RMI Guide Mike Haugen

Looking down towards 14,000' Camp Climbers on the ridge to 17,000' Camp

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Good luck, Elias! See you on Rainier soon!

Rob and Matthew

Posted by: Rob Gilbert on 7/6/2011 at 12:47 pm

We made it ti your house, Mike. All is well.  Good luck on the summit.  Love, Dad

Posted by: Papa John on 7/2/2011 at 6:50 am

Lead em to victory Haugen! We are pushing for you here in CO!

Posted by: 7's on 7/1/2011 at 8:41 pm

Yeah Patrick, you guys got it! We are all pulling for you. Good luck to you and the team.

Posted by: Sam on 7/1/2011 at 7:28 pm

Yay! Looks like you guys have a good chance of making a summit attempt soon. Elías, maybe you’ll be reporting good news to me while I visit your family Saturday afternoon in Segovia!

¡Vuelve pronto (y con éxito)!

Bridget

Posted by: Bridget on 7/1/2011 at 2:59 pm

Papa!
In san fran with yashu, kev and mom! Only thing is missing is you! summit quickly and come home soon so i can stop writing you sappy blog comments/emails/texts:) love you so much! You guys are SO close!  Keep on climbing!

 

Posted by: Meera on 7/1/2011 at 10:12 am

So close!! Good luck to everyone if you go for the summit tomorrow! I’m thinking of you and Ashok Uncle, you can do it!!

Love,

Maya

Posted by: Maya on 7/1/2011 at 9:37 am

We are only hours away and no problems.  Best of luck to the team!

Posted by: Brigitte on 7/1/2011 at 8:54 am

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