Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Enjoy a Rest Day

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Mike Walter, Ben Liken | May 13, 2013
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Elevation: 11,200'

We got a good night’s sleep last night, and even slept in until the sun warmed our tents. Then we indulged in a hearty brunch of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and plenty of coffee.

We took a much needed rest day today, and enjoyed lounging around in the sun. We also did some work, like building walls around our camp and improving our kitchen area, as well as preparing our equipment for our cache tomorrow. Barring poor weather, we will carry supplies up to around 13,600’ and then return to our camp for the night. Tomorrow will bring a much anticipated change, as we trade our snowshoes and trekking poles for crampons and ice axe. Motorcycle Hill, right out of camp will provide the first of many challenges tomorrow, we’ll let you know how it all plays out.

Cheers,
RMI Guide Mike Walter

The views from 11,200 feet on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection Looking up from 11,200 ft. Camp on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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