McKinley Expedition: Walter and Team Move to 11,200’

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Steve Gately | May 11, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

May 10, 10:50 pm PT
Well, the weather continues to treat us well up here on the Kahiltna Glacier. We moved from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (11,200’) in beautiful, sunny weather; a light breeze kept us from over heating as we climbed up towards Kahiltna Pass. Once at camp we spent a few hours digging in and establishing a comfortable living situation. A well-earned dinner of quesadillas with fresh vegetables filled our stomachs before we crawled into our sleeping bags for the evening.
The weather forecast remains good, and tomorrow we will go down to 9500’ to make a “back carry” and retrieve the extra equipment we left there in order to make our loads more manageable for the journey to camp 3. We’ll be in touch again tomorrow.
Cheers,
RMI Guide Mike Walter

An RMI Team en route to 11,000 ft Camp on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: Lindsay Mann An RMI Team camped at 11,200 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Climb Strong!  We are all behind you from Tampa.  I am reading the blog to the girls for a bed time story so please through some princess stories in there.

Love,

Lennox

Posted by: Ken Lennox on 5/12/2014 at 4:15 am

Dad (Bob Strode),

Coming home from dinner to a mother’s day message from Camp 3 on Denali made my night.  And may have almost made me cry, but we’ll blame pregnancy hormones for that.

Hope the weather stays so fabulous!  Keep on staying strong!  We all are sending good vibes and love from Ohio!

Love,
Mandy

Posted by: MandyS on 5/11/2014 at 3:39 pm

I am routing for ya’ll; stay warm, climb strong, be safe!!  thoughts, prayers and smiles

Posted by: janette on 5/11/2014 at 10:20 am

Keep on keepin’ on… and keep that calm weather flowing!  We’ve had rain, hail, graupel, snow, and some serious thunder.  May in CO!  Who did you bribe to cut your fresh veggies this year?  Love you!  K2

Posted by: K2 on 5/11/2014 at 9:38 am

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