Mt. McKinley: Okita & Team Enjoy a Rest Day
Sleeping in has never felt better! Today there were no calls for hots while the temps outside hovered near the 0 degree mark. We got up when the sun warmed up the inside of the tent and the frost on the tent walls and ceilings started dripping on our foreheads.
Today was a day to linger over our brunch of smoked salmon, bagels and cream cheese. Have a third cup of something, and just relax. Yes, at one point we did feel obliged to fortify camp as all smart climbers would, but many hands made for short work of this chore.
We also hosted our successful RMI team led by Billy and Solveig to some fine bacon and cheese bagels. These guys were on their way down the mountain to catch a plane off the glacier.
So far the weather looks good for us to move camp up to 17,200’. We’re all excited for the move, seeing how it will put us in great position to finally make our summit bid. We’ll try to catch you tomorrow for an update, but given the tremendous amount of work we have in store, it may be delayed.
RMI Guides Brent, Leon and Maile