Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team at 11K Camp

Posted by: Tyler Jones | June 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

There is no better way to start a day than sleeping in. After some long days of climbing, we have earned it. This morning we slept late, had breakfast burritos and started the work day at a leisurely 11am. While 23.5 hours of sunlight a day is a bit disorienting at first, hard work has been a great sleeping aid for the team.

Our crew is getting stronger every day. After our leisurely morning, we completed a back carry from 10,000’ with no problems. We now sit at our 11,000’ home, hiding from the beating radiation and gorging ourselves on goodie bags of food we recovered from our cache this morning. This afternoon we plan to meticulously re-pack the kit for a cache at 14,000’ camp. We look forward to caching and moving up in the next few days, if weather allows.

Thank you to all for your comments and words of encouragement.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

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Way to go everyone!  Michael, I’m sure you are having the time of your life!  Enjoy it and stay full!  I will go run around my neighborhood while you climb!

Posted by: Scott on 6/6/2012 at 3:36 am

Thinking of you all. Team Snyder loves and misses you Rolf!

Posted by: Julie Snyder on 6/5/2012 at 8:24 pm

Rolf-keep it up! Love getting these updates. Hope you are having a blast. We can’t wait to hear all about it.

Posted by: Erin Buckley on 6/5/2012 at 8:19 pm

Tyler and Team:  Great progress and a steady pace!  We are not far behind you (arriving to Denali on June 14)!  Have a blast!

Posted by: Lee Hoedl on 6/5/2012 at 5:24 pm

Tyler, Larry, & team congrats sounds like you are making good time up Denali! Enjoy the journey and keep us posted…now back to my stairmaster :)

Posted by: Paul K on 6/5/2012 at 4:39 pm

Best of everything (food, health, and weather) to the team.  Larry, take care! Mom

Posted by: Gerri Seaton on 6/5/2012 at 3:28 pm

Sounds like things are progressing well and that the team is strong.  Keep up the good work.
Breakfasts don’t sound bad either.  Maybe Chris can cook up some massaman curry ;)
“keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel” - Godspeed to all.

Posted by: John on 6/5/2012 at 2:50 pm

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