Mt. McKinley: Dave Hahn and Team Waiting in Talkeetna

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Solveig Waterfall | June 29, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 358'

Update at 12:12 pm PST: The team is flying into basecamp!  The weather cooperated for flights and we expect to hear from the team once they are settled on the glacier.

12:00 am PST:
The plan was for us to get started with our Denali expedition today.  We needed good mountain flying weather.  We had high hopes, but as it turned out, we also had low clouds.  It was on the dark and rainy side if things as we finished breakfast and walked out toward the airstrip in Talkeetna.  During the course of the day, the cloud cover would lighten here and there and we monitored alternating reports that it was getting better or worse now and again at our intended basecamp on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier… But in the end, the upshot was that conditions never really got good enough for our pilots to risk flights into the range. 

The team took the delay without great concern, we passed the time hanging at the hangar, playing ping pong, listening to music and catching up on email and current events.  We enjoyed fine Talkeetna meals at various restaurants and we took advantage of the comforts of one more day of civilization.  Into the mountains tomorrow.  Possibly.

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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Cathy.

Enjoy each day.  Be safe.

Love you, Mom

Posted by: Dorothy Roberts on 6/30/2012 at 5:57 am

Cathy,

  I hope the weather clears and you can be on your way.  Have a great adventure.

Alan

Posted by: Alan Greener on 6/29/2012 at 8:57 pm

Cathy,

Have fun and be safe!

Love Anne

Mr. Dave,
Please take good care of my sister, thanks

Posted by: Anne on 6/29/2012 at 8:02 pm

Mark - Enjoy your climbing adventure.  Be safe!

Posted by: Darren Miller on 6/29/2012 at 7:58 pm

Dave and team…
Good luck on your adventure - the rewards of the Alaska Range will be worth the wait…
Team Hahn 07’ and 09’

Posted by: Tim Jones on 6/29/2012 at 9:01 am

Mark - who is that cute blond next to you? Sure hope weather starts to clear up. I am sure you are still having a wonderful time. You will have some great stories to tell us when you get home. Miss you, love mary

Posted by: Mary McDonald on 6/29/2012 at 9:00 am

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