Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team - Fields of Green at 350ft

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Eric Frank | June 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 348'

The day is coming to a close and things are back the way they were at the start of the trip. Our tents are laying here and our sleeping bags in the thick, moist air. It’s tough to imagine that we were at 20,320 feet just the day before yesterday.

Thank you for all of your continued support as we took on Denali successfully. I realize how much it took both on the mountain and at home. Again, thank you. The amateur summiteer.

Thanks to all who continue to support my crazy adventures!! Your positive vibes and supportive thoughts mean more than you’ll ever know! I return from the highest peak in North America simultaneously proud and humbled!! Michael C

Thanks to my family and friends and especially my wonderful wife Megan for supporting me in this adventure.  It is difficult to describe the feeling of humbleness inspired by the the grandeur, majesty and (not least of all) weather of the Alaska Range.  The seasoned judgment of TJ, Eric and Logan truly kept us alive and (mostly) comfortable.  I cannot thank them enough.  MJB

Thanks to all the friends and family for the awesome support! Despite the fact I was unable to make the summit the trip was amazing and will certainly be unforgettable. Much appreciation goes to the best guides anywhere for their judgement. “climbing mountains ain’t easy”... The mountain won this time but I’ll be back again! CPL

Thanks to all my family, friends, and business associate for supporting my ” habit”.  The summit of North America is an amazing place. Our RMI guides are the best - Tyler, Eric and Logan !!!!
LWS

Belle expedition. Merci RMI. Merci a tous pour vos blog.
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Now that the day is coming to a close, things are looking eerily similar to the way they did before we left. Tents and gear have been dried. Gear is slightly dirtier, but once again prepared for air travel. It would seem to the unknowing observer, that nothing has happened other than a few mild sunburns.

As the warm rain arrives in Talkeetna, the group runs for cover indoors. It’s nice to be dry when it rains and warm when it’s cold outside without to much effort. That said, there was something nice about even the coldest days on the mountain. As guides, we hope out clients feel the same way. Like proud parents, we have enjoyed the time we spent with the team as they grew. We have seen the group grow together and grow as individuals. We hope that this growth will have some relevance even in the dry and warm front country.

Thanks to our clients for their time, energy, patience and passion. The guide team hopes to work together and with members of our 2012 Denali trip soon. Weather this trip was the first big expedition or the last, we hope team members will keep trying new things, keep climbing mountains, or at least stay in touch.

The summit was great, but the team was better. Thanks guys,

RMI Guides Tyler Jones, Eric Frank and Logan Randolph

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Well Done Tyler & Team ! Congratulations!

Posted by: mark skinner on 6/20/2012 at 3:18 pm

Great job Tyler, Larry, and team!!

Posted by: Paul Kinneberg on 6/19/2012 at 9:03 am

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