Mt. McKinley: Mike Walter & Team in Talkeetna

Posted by: Mike Walter, Pete Van Deventer | May 10, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 358'

Yesterday was the first full day of the 2012 RMI Denali season. After a great team breakfast at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse, we headed to the National Park Service for our pre-climb orientation meeting, followed by a full day of packing and sorting our gear at the K2 Aviation hangar.

We’re all excited for this trip to start, and optimistic that we will be able to fly on to the Kahiltna Glacier today. There are some clouds in the sky, and a little precipitation in the forecast, so we’ll see if the planes are able to fly or not. Hopefully our next dispatch is sent from the glacier…either way, we’ll keep you posted.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Packing food and gear in the K2 Aviation Hanger, Talkeenta Alaska.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer The RMI May 8, 2012 McKinley Team in Talkeetna waiting to fly to Base Camp.  Photo: Mike Walter

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Good luck guys (and gal)! I hope the sooner you get on the glacier, the sooner you get off. :) Stay warm and stay safe.
Stephenie
(Kyle H’s girlfriend)

Posted by: Stephenie on 5/11/2012 at 8:26 am

Fingers crossed the weather cooperates today and you get on the glacier. Here’s to good flying conditions and getting this show on the road!  Good luck to the team. XO
Christina D

Posted by: Christina Doren on 5/11/2012 at 8:01 am

good luck. Have a great trip!!

Zachary Zaitzeff

Posted by: zachary zaitzeff on 5/11/2012 at 7:43 am

Good luck Walter team 2012. Hope you guys have a shorter stay than last year! Will follow your progress and wish you all the best.

Jeff

Posted by: Jeff Rapp on 5/11/2012 at 6:40 am

Hi Pete!  Good luck to you and the team.  Plow that road for me!  I’ll be there in 2 1/2 weeks.

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 5/10/2012 at 9:35 pm

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