Mt. McKinley: Van Deventer & Team Weather/Rest Day at 14K Camp

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Robby Young, Josh Maggard | May 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

May 26, 2014 - 10:12 pm PT

Now that we are in the holding pattern, waiting for our window, any day could be our chance to move to 17K and take a shot at the summit. This morning wasn’t it though, as we woke to a large, gray lenticular cloud hanging on to the upper mountain. We rested, traded books, listened to music, did a little 14K Camp crossfit, and took a walk to the “Edge of the World,” where the Genet Basin looks over the lower Kahiltna. From the vista we could see our first camp of the trip at the base of Ski Hill. The forecasts continue to be mixed, so we’re taking it day by day and seeing what opportunities the mountain provides us. We’ll send the news of tomorrow when we know what it is. Until then, we’re going to bury ourselves in piles of down and get some shut eye.

RMI Guides Pete, Robby, and Josh

View from the Edge of the World from Mt. McKinley's 14,200' Camp. Photo: Lindsay Mann

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