Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Making Great Progress

Posted by: Mike Walter | May 15, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

We had a great day yesterday, and moved our camp up to 11,200’. The weather was perfect for climbing, and we made swift progress up the Kahiltna Glacier towards Kahiltna Pass. We arrived in camp and spent a few hours establishing our camp, as we will be staying here for a few nights. With all of our gear moved in to the 11,200’ camp, we are in a great position, and we will spend the day resting and acclimating. We are planning to carry a cache of supplies up to Windy Corner (13,600’) tomorrow, so we’re looking forward to a lazy day today. The weather looks great the next few days, and our team is feeling strong. We’re right on schedule as we start staging on to the upper mountain.

We’ll be in touch again soon.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Happy Belated Birthday Carl!  We all hope you’re having lots of fun.  Hope it’s not too cold.

Posted by: Crystal on 5/17/2012 at 7:50 am

Bernie, don’t slow the team down. Steak & Lobs part II waiting for you when you get back to NYC.

Posted by: Tom Hogan on 5/17/2012 at 7:49 am

Great progress! The photos are spectacular, I can’t imagine what its like to be there. Mom sends her best. Stay safe, and have a great day tomorrow!

Posted by: Doug Doren on 5/16/2012 at 6:49 pm

NICE!  Keep up the good work Flow and Flemming!

Posted by: Kramer on 5/16/2012 at 6:42 pm

Yo Maverick… you are doing great.  Goose.

Posted by: Goose on 5/16/2012 at 2:12 pm

Awesome progress, Rob!  We earthlings gawk in amazement, and applaud your team wholeheartedly.  Bravo!

Posted by: Pamela Bramhall on 5/16/2012 at 11:14 am

Thank you so much for the updates. You all are doing great! Please tell Kyle H. that his girlfriend and mother loved their flowers. :)
On to the summit!

Posted by: Stephenie on 5/16/2012 at 8:53 am

Amazing picture and great work.  Thanks for the update.

Posted by: Geoff Sigler on 5/16/2012 at 8:36 am

Looks like that serac disappeared.  I don’t see it in the photo.  Last year we estimated that it was 3 to 4 stories high.

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 5/15/2012 at 9:34 pm

This team is strong like bull.  Gitty up.

Posted by: Drew Tulumelo on 5/15/2012 at 8:13 pm


Posted by: Fritz Devendorf on 5/15/2012 at 7:40 pm

You are doing great! So proud of you NIck and team!!!

Posted by: Pam on 5/15/2012 at 6:10 pm

A lazy day before Windy Corner—-perfect. Hope you have another day like today. Good luck, good luck, good luck!  XO to Rich.

Posted by: Christina Doren on 5/15/2012 at 4:58 pm

Above the clouds already.  Gambate for Nick.

Posted by: Richard Coleman on 5/15/2012 at 4:44 pm

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