Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Hope for a Good Weather Window

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Garrett Stevens, Geoff Schellens | June 18, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 18, 2014 - 12:24am PT

Today we got some news that a window may come our way in the next few days! We woke with the sun warming us. Granola and coffee got our day started at 14k camp. We saw fairly good weather throughout the day, yet a forecast for another big pulse of heavy snow for the near hours! Our equipment, attitudes, and stoke for the future are high and our methods of getting there are well calculated.

We wait another day hanging in there for the final push up the mountain. This season has not given many opportunities for a summit push but if we try and give it our whole effort we may just succeed! Tomorrow we will make our final preparation to stay or plan our departure Keep your eye on us and think high pressure weather.

Cheers,

RMI Guides Garrett, Tyler, Geoff and the No Troubles Team

Storm on Mt. McKinley at 14,200'. Photo: Dave Hahn

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Climb strong, we are all praying for you!! Love you, Dave Johnson!

Posted by: Sandi on 6/20/2014 at 6:25 am

D.G. and team.
Wishing you luck and a good weather window. Love you little brother, Climb strong!

Posted by: Lori Bartek on 6/18/2014 at 3:01 pm

Jen - All right!! I’m so excited for your whole team. I’m sending my strongest weather window vibes. Climb strong! This is what you’ve been working for!

Posted by: Nicole on 6/18/2014 at 11:48 am

Good to hear…exciting for you guys Jake and team :-)

Posted by: Sinatha Sok on 6/18/2014 at 9:27 am

Glad to hear the positive spirits in camp. Hang in there team. The mountain doesn’t give up her summit easily but it will be worth the trip. Best of luck to you all and we’re all praying for good weather.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on 6/18/2014 at 9:15 am

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