Mt. McKinley: Mike Walter & Team at Basecamp

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | July 03, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300

After summiting Denali on the 1st of July, our team has not stopped working. We descended from high camp yesterday morning, and continued to Camp 3 at 11,000’ for dinner and some shut-eye. The former was in full effect in the form of bacon-chicken quesadillas, and the latter was in short-order, as we woke up at midnight to start our descent to Basecamp. After taking advantage of the early morning frozen snow conditions on the lower Kahiltna glacier, we arrived at Basecamp at 8:30 am. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for better weather to allow planes to fly and take us back to Talkeetna. We are all napping in our tents while we anticipate sunny skies.

RMI Guide Mike Walter and Team

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Hi Paul,
Did you learn any mountain climbing in the military?

Mike

Posted by: Mike on 9/13/2012 at 7:45 am

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! NICE JOB. YOU MUST HAVE HAD AMAZING VIEWS.. SHOUT OUT TO DR. RIESTER!.. RON AND BETTY JANE WOLK

Posted by: BETTY JANE WOLK on 7/5/2012 at 8:38 am

Bien Hecho!  Congratulations to all and thanks to Mike for his expertise. Enjoy the well deserved beers and showers. ...

Posted by: Paul & Marianne on 7/4/2012 at 4:54 am

Yay!!! So happy you made it up! Even happier you made it down. Now get home to me!!!

Posted by: jamie on 7/3/2012 at 6:33 pm

Congratulations to Lee and all who made the summit.  I can not wait to hear the story.  Safe travels on your way home.

Posted by: Roger Muth on 7/3/2012 at 6:03 pm

Congratulations to all. 
We am so amazed and proud of all of you.
What an accomplishment. We are so relieved it was done without
incident.  Make me realize what a great guide Mike is . Thanks Mike
for taking care of everyone.  I bet you could sell a warm shower for
$500.00 to the group. Again Thanks Mike and hope it was the dream trip for all.

Don & Terry

Posted by: Don Pennington on 7/3/2012 at 4:09 pm

Almost home!  Main 5 is cheering gone too long!  Save flight for all.      Cathy

Posted by: Cathy on 7/3/2012 at 4:02 pm

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