Alaska Seminar: Back to Basecamp

Posted by: Jason Thompson, Eric Frank | May 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 9,500'

The objective for the day was Kahiltna Dome. We woke up early and quickly prepared. An hour’s walk took us across the glacier to the first hill, and warm morning sun. Unfortunately several stretches into the climb we encountered challenging conditions and decided to head back to our camp at 9,500 ft. The team broke camp in an impressive hour and a half and then made the 9-mile trip back to basecamp. Throughout the walk back, we saw lenticular clouds forming hanging over peaks in the area. Despite the sunny weather, they let us know that keeping our Gore-tex in the top of our packs was a good idea.

RMI Guide Jason Thompson

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