Mt. McKinley: Knoff & Upper West Rib Team Move to 14,000’ Camp
Hello, this is Adam Knoff and the Upper West Rib Team. We are settled in nicely here at 14,000’, Advanced Base Camp. We moved up today in the harsh winds but pushed through, maintained, got here in good style and everyone here is doing great.
We have coined ourselves a new team name that being “The Family Style West Rib Team”. Because back in Talkeetna we decided we were going to fit 5 people in a 4 man tent on our expedition. Courtney Scaife being a good old fashion Wisconsin girl said “This is just like family style camping” and now we will refer to ourselves as the Family Style West Rib Team.
The weather here is cloudy but calm and relatively warm for this altitude. We will be taking a rest day tomorrow, with the exception of climbing down about 500’ below camp to retrieve our cache . The following day we will have a full rest day. So a nice, leisurely couple of days coming up compared to the seven solid days of movement we’ve had the last week. We will be checking in tomorrow and let you know how our rest is going.
RMI Guide Adam Knoff
RMI Guide Adam Knoff checks in from 14,000' on Mt. McKinley.