Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Wait Another Day

Posted by: Garrett Stevens, Tyler Jones | June 12, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Today is unfortunately another out chill situation. Garrett and I woke about 6 this morning to continued strong wind from 16,000 feet and above. The nature of the climbing is steep and exposed. With wind and a very cold north east flow, the risk of frostbite and loss of balance from the wind gusts, we have chosen to stay another day and hope for less wind tomorrow.

We try to conserve our lunch food and avoid the piggy tendency that sitting and waiting in the tents provides! The weather is clear and warm in most of Alaska, but at the altitudes we want to venture into, the jet stream is on!

On a more positive note, RMI Guide Jake Beren and his crew pulled into camp this afternoon, making for a great meeting of the minds in our 14,200’ home. We are excited to spend some time with friends and climbing partners from past trips, although we do have high hopes for a move tomorrow.

Report back soon!
RMI Guide Tyler Jones

Camp life at 14,200' on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Jess and team,

Mother nature will cooperate, she is just having one of those days.  Weather down here not much better.  Keep up the spirits, it will get better.

Jess, miss you here! Keep up the great work. 

Love, Hector

Posted by: Hector Valle on 6/13/2013 at 3:35 pm

Robin and Team!
Kudos to all of you for staying put and being safe! I have faith that conditions will be much better tomorrow and you will be able to move to your high camp.
Stay safe and stay warm and lots of prayers for your safe successful climb tomorrow. As the lyrics go “movin on up!”  Look forward to your next blog from high camp!
Love DAD

Posted by: Matt Prosser on 6/13/2013 at 5:18 am

Hang in there team! Traverse city is sending you good vibes and lots of prayers that you are able to move forward.  We look forward to hearing the good news tomorrow!  - love Kolosars

Posted by: Wendy kolosar on 6/13/2013 at 3:41 am

I’m loving the positive vibes and am very glad to hear ya’ll are playing it safe. Here’s to an awesome tomorrow. Key “Annie..” Perhaps a few more hours of solving the world’s problems? Sending warm wishes your way and hope that you guys and gals can climb soon!

Posted by: Terri on 6/12/2013 at 7:23 pm

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