Mt. McKinley: Mallory & Team at 14,200’ Camp

Posted by: | June 30, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

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

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Good work!  It’s great to hear that everyone is healthy and enjoying the trek.  We are so glad to have your entries to follow
.  Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Lorraine on 7/1/2011 at 5:40 pm

So glad to hear you are all healthy!  Lots of relatives are following you along your route…(via this blog).  We are all learning a lot and joining in the excitement!

Posted by: Laurie Colaneri on 7/1/2011 at 11:18 am

Linden and team, Way to go!  Camp 14 (wierd name) is a great accomplishment and is a tough day.  I am sure its great to be there.  Have fun, be safe, and remember to listen to the all pop radio station out of Anchorage.

Posted by: Bill McGahan on 7/1/2011 at 10:47 am

Congratulations Linden and the entire team for making the big move to 14 camp. Hope your day is easier today and you get some much-deserved rest.

Posted by: Laurie M on 7/1/2011 at 9:49 am

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