Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team in Position for Summit Bid

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Ben Liken | May 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

We woke early this morning, hours before the sun came up and warmed up our camp. After packing up camp in the shade, we made our way up to the head wall towards high camp. The sun finally warmed us up as we started ascending the fixed ropes up to the the top of the West Buttress. Then we ascended the beautiful and exposed snow covered granite ridge into high camp. The weather was amazing, as were the views: 3000’ feet down to our last camp in Genet Basin to our south and the same relief down to the Peters Glacier to our north.

We arrived at high camp (17,200’) shortly after 3pm. We’re all well rested and we’re hoping for good weather tomorrow for a shot at the summit. We’ll let you know how it shakes out.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Looking down to 14,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection

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Get ‘er done!

Posted by: K2 on 5/25/2013 at 8:20 am

Hey, all the best for the last bit! And have a save descent! Michael

Posted by: Michael on 5/25/2013 at 7:57 am

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