Mt. McKinley: Knoff and Team Experience Deja Vu

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Lindsay Mann, Andy Hildebrand | July 07, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:05 PM PT

Well, the team is currently experiencing deja vu here at 11,200’ camp on Mt. McKinley.  Before arriving here in deja vu land, the team did an AWESOME job packing up high camp and descending to 14,200’ camp.  At 14,200’ we were met by Dave Hahn and his team who treated us to lots of hot water and quesadillas.  Delicious and just what we needed!

Descending to 11 camp required all of our attention as we re-acquainted ourselves with sleds, experienced some post-holing, and walked (as best we could) through less than exciting weather.  Now to the deja vu part of the story…a snow storm at 11,200’.  We thought the weather gods had released all of the snow on us already but we were wrong.  We are doing a weather dance right now so we can continue our descent and make our dreams of warm showers, cold beers, and loved ones a reality.  Until then, we will keep you posted.

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

An RMI team experiencing a snow storm at 11,200' on Mt. McKinley, Alaska.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Soooo cool! You made it to the top!!I want to see the beard pics too!! Create some great memories and take care of you XO

Posted by: Auntie Mel on 7/11/2014 at 4:43 am

Adam, Praying that this storm is short and that you will all be safely down VERY soon. MOM

Posted by: Jane on 7/7/2014 at 7:42 pm

Congrats on reaching the summit everyone! @St. Angelos, I swear that if you did not all get epic beard photos up top (Alex, I"M LOOKING AT YOU!!) I’m sending you back up there.

Cant wait to see you all when you are back!

Posted by: Nicholas Iodice on 7/7/2014 at 6:03 pm

Hang in there guys, the hardest part is over I’m sure. Stay safe and good luck, Peter

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 7/7/2014 at 12:34 pm

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