Mt. McKinley: Knoff and Team Move to 11,000’

Posted by: Adam Knoff | June 24, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Today presented our team with it’s first real challenge.  Early this morning mother nature decide that leaving the weather window wide open was making things a bit to easy for us.  She knew we had plans to move to 11,000 feet so early this morning the wind started blowing, the temps dropped and the world resembled the inside of a ping pong ball.  For a while we were actually debating staying put.  That thought lasted as long as a Luke warm cup of coffee and two hours later we were all heading toward camp 3.  Despite the weather this team performed like a well oiled machine.  We arrived at 11,000 feet in great style and pounded out a great camp.  I am most impressed by everyone’s strength and charisma. 

Talk to you all tomorrow.
RMI Guide Adam Knoff

An RMI Team camped at 11,200 feet on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Hi Michael R,
Any good X-C skiing up there? If u see any good scarfs pick one up for me-hee hee!
We know u will do well ~ enjoy the experience & have fun!
Lv, Diana & Brian

Posted by: D and B on 6/25/2012 at 4:53 pm

Hey!  One picture of my hubby is not enough for me to make it through!  I just need to see Tims face and I’ll know how he’s doing.  Pleeeeease! : )
Appreciate any news you can send, stories.  Good job on the blog…just want more.  You write very well!

Be safe and be smart!
Deb McLaughlin

Posted by: Deb McLaughlin on 6/25/2012 at 4:14 pm

Michael!  Its fun to watch you all on the computer! All my neighbors loved the pictures!  “O”  that’s a hug for you until next time!  xoxo Mom

Posted by: Mom on 6/25/2012 at 2:38 pm

Sorry Dude,
Kurt Busch came in third. Richies pick didn’t win either.

Posted by: abomidable on 6/25/2012 at 12:44 pm

Hey Mike,

Glad to hear you are all doing well and making good progress.  Stay stong and healthy and enjoy!  Looks way to cold for us!!!!  Love you, Dad & Lynne

Posted by: Dad & Lynne on 6/25/2012 at 7:04 am

    Hi Michael R.
    Auntie says to look for her scarf the wind could
    have blown it up there. !!
    Bob B., from N,hampshire following
        your trip reads every report.He says Hi.
    TBO, Take care & be safe. God Bless you all.
          Nannie

 

Posted by: Barbara B. on 6/25/2012 at 5:30 am

Hi Mike R, Sounds like you had a tough day. I hope you all get some rest and enjoy a couple cups of coffee. Keep going, be strong and careful. Love ya Donna

Posted by: Donna Auger on 6/25/2012 at 5:19 am

Puppa!  Its too hot here and we are thinking of you and the group all the time! Everyone says WooHoo!!! Keepagoin’! :-)  xoxo!

Posted by: Hannah on 6/25/2012 at 5:02 am

Hi Chris! Here with the Venice crew on woods’ deck watching the sun go down. We’re all thinking of you.  Keep the updates coming. And ignore that message from Oliver and Leo- they’re doing great. Everyone here is enjoying the opportunity to post on the blog. Love, Nickie

Posted by: Sunday night BBQ. on 6/24/2012 at 8:29 pm

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