Mt. McKinley: Mallory & Team at 14,200’ Camp
Hey RMI, this is Linden Mallory calling from 14,200’ up on Denali. The team made it from 11 Camp to 14 Camp today. We woke up pretty early at 11 Camp and had a cloud deck right about at camp. Everything above us was clear and everything below us was socked in. So we packed up camp and it was pretty cool in the morning as we are on the shaded side of the mountain. Got everything thrown in the bags and started climbing and just had a spectacular day of climbing. Got above those clouds and stayed above them all day. It was a long day getting to 14,000’. We made it in by late afternoon, got settled and had a big dinner and crashed in the tents. The team is doing well. Everybody is healthy and we’re all happy to be here.
The plan for tomorrow is to head back down to Windy Corner if we can and retrieve that cache we put in a couple days ago and then come back to 14 Camp. So it shouldn’t be too big of a day. We’ll try to check in tomorrow and let you know how it goes. Thanks.
RMI Guide Linden Mallory
Linden Mallory checking in from 14 Camp