Mt. McKinley: Haugen and Team Resting at 14,200’

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Josh Gautreau | June 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 23, 2014 - 7:31 pm PT

We decided that today would be a great day to do some more acclimatization at 14,000’ on Mt. McKinley. Instead of carrying our gear higher we decided to rest today and then retrieve our gear on our move to 17,000’ tomorrow. The team is feeling strong and we are feeling very positive about a good summit bid once we get into position at seventeen. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather for us for a few days!

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and Team “The Ocho”

Camped at 14,200 ft on Mt. McKinley, Alaska.  Photo: RMI Collection

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I see from the other teams that the weather is really bad.  I hope you all are dug-in and holding out safe and warm.

Posted by: James on 6/26/2014 at 6:47 pm

Hoping the weather will hold and you guys make it.Weather in Virginia is lovely.

Posted by: Ron Holt on 6/24/2014 at 7:03 pm

Fingers still crossed!  Wishing you good weather.

Posted by: Brigitte on 6/24/2014 at 7:22 am

Looking forward to celebrating with you!  I’ll buy you all a beer

Posted by: Gwyn on 6/23/2014 at 7:53 pm

Fingers crossed; and like Susan say’s stay strong and focused!  The top is near.  -James

Posted by: James on 6/23/2014 at 7:48 pm

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