Mt. McKinley Expedition: Hailes & Team Move to 17,000’

Posted by: Walter Hailes | June 07, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Hey RMI, this is Walter Hailes calling from 17,200’ on Mt. McKinley. We made our move today from 14,000’ to our high camp at 17,000’.  We are all safe and sound up here.  It’s a beautiful day, warm temperatures, sunshine and light wind.  This nice weather is not expected to stay around so we’ll see what it looks like in the morning but we may be making our summit attempt soon.
Stay tuned and hope for good weather!
RMI Guide Walter Hailes



Hey Pete & Walt! I’m sending some of our Moroccan sunshine, overnight (I even put an extra stamp on it!),in hopes that you will be waking up in a few hours to good weather and heading to summit! Get up there safely, but more importantly, get back to Talkeetna safely :)

Posted by: Anna James on 6/8/2011 at 1:54 am

Go team!  You are in my thoughts. Be safe. Miss you Ian!  Morph is doing great on his new medicine.  Xoxo

Posted by: Kristin on 6/7/2011 at 10:24 pm

Good work guys!  Keep on truckin’.  Steve (and Team), we’re praying for your continued success and safety.
Joe & Family

Posted by: Joe DeLellis on 6/7/2011 at 9:13 pm

JY,we are praying for you and your team safety and sucess.

Posted by: Jim Mathias on 6/7/2011 at 6:33 pm

Hope the weather continues to cooperate! Best of luck on your push to the summit.

Posted by: kelly on 6/7/2011 at 5:42 pm

Almost there keep it up!

Posted by: colin on 6/7/2011 at 4:18 pm

Hey Tim & Team Great going glad its working for you. Still sending lots of prayers for your safety & good weather Hey Tim the boys are here they send their love we’re having a blast. too bad you couldn’t join us on the beach great weather here as well Love you be safe.. Go get that summit
Love Mom

Posted by: lil hammarstrom on 6/7/2011 at 12:05 pm

Good luck and stay safe…..go forth and summit!  Special hello to Andy (please let him know Mom says hi and despite the explosion in Gilbratar and 12 people being injured on her cruise ship, she is safe and fine)

Posted by: sybille on 6/7/2011 at 11:54 am

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