Mt. McKinley: Haugen’s Team Has a Rest Day at 14K Camp

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal, Katie Bono | June 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Friday, June 21st, 2013
Ahhhh a day of rest. We did not even move in our tents until the sun hit them at 9:30. We had a morning of slowly cooking pancakes for the group. We believe pancakes are the perfect acclimatization food.

We volunteered to be guinea pigs for a medical experiment having to do with high altitude. The test involved having a series of heart rate and oxygen saturation measurements taken and then walk around a track for 6 minutes to see how those measurements change. It was not a competition, but let’s just say our group crushed it!

If the weather is nice tomorrow, our plan is to move some gear up to 17,000’ Camp. On Denali, 60% of the time the weather is good all the time!

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and RMI Summit Team 6

Post tent at 14,200' Camp with the fixed lines in the background. Photo: Lindsay Mann

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Any smiley faces in the pancakes?  Glad you got some rest.  Big storms here (well, yes, it is all relative) but all is well.  :)

Posted by: KConstantine on 6/22/2013 at 8:25 pm

Pancakes, huh?  Well, OK.  But you know, the other teams are reporting Pop Tarts.  Since we live at 9500 feet, Bill and I are sure proof that Pop Tarts are the best high altitude food ever made.  But if you guys want to eat pancakes, carry on. 
Love to Steve & Grasshopper from Lisa, Bill, Taii, & Togo

Posted by: Lisa Mackey on 6/22/2013 at 5:56 pm

bisous a Daddy from Olivianne

Posted by: Olivianne on 6/22/2013 at 1:11 pm

Je t’aime Daddy from Penny

Posted by: Penny on 6/22/2013 at 1:10 pm

Mike,

Let Rick Popp know the Dan wishes him ‘all that he seeks’

Thanks

Posted by: Dan Ricca on 6/22/2013 at 10:47 am

Great job!  Had Omaha Steaks last night.  Thanks!  I bet you want one! :)  Have fun.  Be safe…

Posted by: Stacy Turner on 6/22/2013 at 9:59 am

Glad you got to do some walking on your day of “rest”. Looks like your team is full of well prepared athletes. Love from the “Ville”.

Posted by: George Landers on 6/22/2013 at 9:03 am

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