Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Move to 14,200’

Posted by: Mike Walter | June 21, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

We had great weather today and the team climbed strong, moving our camp up to 14,200’. We are now well established on the upper mountain as we continue to acclimate. Tomorrow we will make a quick trip back to Windy Corner to retrieve the cache of supplies that we carried up there two days ago.
We recently spoke via radio with RMI Guide Jake Beren and their team as they were descending the summit ridge after a successful summit. Congratulations to the team! We look forward to seeing them tomorrow when they descend from high camp.

That’s it for now. Time for some shuteye.

Cheers,
RMI Guide Mike Walter

Camp at 14,000 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: Seth Waterfall The views from 14,000 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Sasha

All the best.  It is fantastic that you are now on the high part of the mountain.  We are looking at the magnificent pictures on the website. It must be an incredible experience to be at that altitude getting close to the top of the world.  We look forward to the stories. Keep safe.

Love Dad, Mom, Brooklyn and Spencer

Posted by: charles selby on 6/22/2012 at 6:22 am

Best wishes from Colorado.  Kobi is loving life here in Cdale with his buddy Bayou!

Posted by: Wesley Reynolds on 6/22/2012 at 4:46 am

Paul- Stole your car and drove to Seattle. Crazy its still in one piece. Better hurry before I get bored and spend more money! Miss you…still.

Posted by: jamie on 6/21/2012 at 11:47 pm

Hi David The Three Sisters wish you continued good climbing.
Margaret

Posted by: Margaret on 6/21/2012 at 8:46 pm

Congrats Team!!  Great news with the weather.  You deserve it.

Watch the toes one the way down!  Talk to you guys soon.

Dave

Posted by: dave kolar on 6/21/2012 at 6:34 pm

Go! Stan! Go!  Our prayers are with you!!!

Posted by: David on 6/21/2012 at 4:16 pm

K2- An entirely new connotation of “we’re on the upward trail”.
Continued success to you all and thanks for the informative reports!
liz

Posted by: liz weller on 6/21/2012 at 3:59 pm

The women in your life love and miss you. Keep on truckin’...

Posted by: momspeak on 6/21/2012 at 10:19 am

I just mad about Fontaine ... Fontaine’s mad about me ...
they call me Mellow Yellow .. quite rightly ...

Posted by: jason on 6/21/2012 at 9:03 am

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