Mt. McKinley: Knoff & Team Move to 17K Camp

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Lindsay Mann, Andy Hildebrand | July 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

July 4, 2014 - 9:44 pm PT

The move to Mt. McKinley’s high camp is like stepping into the ring with a heavy weight larger than King Kong.  Thing is, he really likes to throw things at you in one long grueling round.  That round our team won.  It could not have been a more perfect day to come to high camp.  Now the question becomes how much strength does the team have for round two which comes in the form of Godzilla.  Tomorrow we will attempt to climb to the summit, weather permitting.  Wish us well.

RMI Guide Adam Knoff and team signing off from high camp.

An RMI Guide breaks trail on the Autobahn, Mt. McKinley. Photo: Lindsay Mann

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This is from your mother, Mark…and I suppose me, too!
Lots of love Mark..so glad things are going well.  Good luck and success to you and your teams.Thrilled that you might reach the summit today!  Love, Mom…and Merabeth

Posted by: Merabeth Lurie on 7/5/2014 at 12:15 pm

Congrats on making it to High camp. You guys are like Rocky and keep going no matter what is thrown at you! Can’t wait to read your next blog from the summit!!

Posted by: Jerry Hildebrand on 7/5/2014 at 11:04 am

Good Luck to everyone making such an arduous climb.  Especially the St. Angelos.

Posted by: Anna St. Angelo on 7/5/2014 at 8:39 am

Congrats!  You’re almost there!

Posted by: Lisa Albert on 7/5/2014 at 8:12 am

In the spirit of World Cup soccer…put it in the “ole onion bag”!!!
Germany advances to semis and meets Brazil 7/8 @ 4PM. I know a victorious climbing team will be watching the match :)

Posted by: amy st. angelo on 7/5/2014 at 6:39 am

Well done to the team in achieving high camp and hope you can get some rest before the summit bid.
My forecast shows clear cold weather for tomorrow and not too windy. Wishing you all the best!
Pls tell Fatima Brazil is now into the semi finals after a 2:1 win over Columbia.
Go well, go strong and be careful!, Peter

Posted by: Pete Wiliamson on 7/5/2014 at 12:28 am

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