Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Take Advantage of the Good Weather to Cache Gear

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Steve Gately | May 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Today we awoke yet again to a beautiful morning, but tomorrow that changes. With a brief disturbance blowing in from the Bering Sea tomorrow we took advantage of the good weather to make a carry to 13,500ft. There we cached gear and food that we will later retrieve and haul to 14,000ft Camp. Everyone was excited to finally strap the spikes on and go climbing and the team did fantastic navigating the new terrain and altitude. With the sun out and clear skies we enjoyed warm temperatures and fantastic views of the West Buttress proper and major features such as the Messner and Japanese couloirs. Tomorrow the team will enjoy their first rest day of the trip as we wait out the weather. All the best from Denali!

RMI Guide Steve Gately

Looking up from 11K Camp. Photo: Katy Reid

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Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot…

Check that device of yours for responses from me.  I’ve sent ‘em.

XOXO K2

Posted by: K2 on 5/13/2014 at 9:17 pm

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