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Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Send Happy Father’s Day Wishes

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | June 17, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Happy Fathers Day from our Denali crew! We’re just checking in from our new home at 11,200’. We moved up here yesterday in nice weather, but shortly after we arrived the winds picked up and it started to snow lightly. The gusty winds and snow continued thru the night, but it seems to be calming down this morning. We’re not too concerned though, because we are planning to take a full rest day today. We deserve it after 3 hard days of carrying heavy packs and pulling sleds up to 11k.

We enjoyed seeing Tyler Jones and the RMI June 5th Denali crew here at camp as they are descending after a successful summit. They are eager to get back to base camp and fly back to Talkeetna. But unfortunately the current weather is making them drag their feet and hang here in camp.
We’ll be in touch again soon…

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Situated at Ski Hill

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | June 15, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,800'

We are on the Mountain!

After landing at Basecamp our team loaded our sleds, grabbed our packs and we were on our way.  We moved during the night to 7,800’ on the Kahiltna Glacier, located at the base of Ski Hill.  Everyone is doing well.  The weather has been beautiful- nice and warm during the day and good travel conditions at night.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

On the plane headed to Kahiltna Base An RMI climber traveling on the lower Kahiltna

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Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team are Packed and Ready

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | June 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 358'

Well, the gang’s all here and we’re ready to fly on to the Kahiltna Glacier to start our Denali expedition. We spent all day packing our gear and preparing for the trip, paying close attention to the finest details. We are all very excited to get on the mountain and start climbing! Hopefully the weather holds and we can fly tomorrow morning. We will update you on our progress as soon as we can. Stay tuned!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Expedition Team Gear Sorted in the Hangar

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Mt. Rainier: JUNE 9th UPDATE

Posted by: Jason Thompson, Paul Edgren, Bryson Williams | June 09, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,600'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by Jason Thompson and Paul Edgren were able to climb up to Cathedral Gap early this morning, but they not reach the summit due to avalanche danger.  Visibility at Camp Muir was good with winds of about 15 – 35mph.  The teams have left Camp Muir and are en route back to Ashford Basecamp.

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