Mt. McKinley: Knoff & Team’s Sunless Solstice

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Lindsay Mann, Andy Hildebrand | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 9,600'

June 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm PT

This morning the team woke to some clouds in the sky and a lenticular on the top of the Mt. McKinley. We got ready for the day while we waited for Adam to get the final words from the mountain gods on our next move. If only we knew what the mountain gods had in store for us…

Heavy loads up Ski Hill came first, followed by snow falling in a microwave followed by setting up camp in a serious snowstorm. The team made such impressive camp walls that a solo climber decided to use them as protection also for the night.

The best news of the day though is that today marked our last uphill single carry of the trip.

Happy solstice!

RMI Guides Adam Knoff, Andy Hildebrand and Lindsay Mann

Pulling sleds up Ski Hill on Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection

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Glad to hear you are all having such a great trip so far, lets hope it stays that way! I hope you are ever ready for the summit attempt later down the road! Stay safe!

(world cup spoiler below!)
By the way, you missed a nail biting end to the USA-Portugal game—Portugal came back in the last 10 seconds with a header to tie it at 2-2!

Posted by: Nick Iodice on 6/23/2014 at 4:39 am

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