Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Rest Day at 11K Camp

Posted by: | May 17, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

After much discussion and hearing a favorable weather forecast for the next few days, we decided that an extra day at 11,000’ was the best way for the group to rest and acclimate so we are strong for our move to 14,000’. We are looking to move tomorrow and are expecting good weather for pulling into camp.

As for today, we lazed around all morning in the posh, but had to move outside as the day progressed.  It was way too hot to hang out in tents or the posh, a rare treat for a May Denali trip. I think today was just what the doctor ordered for us to move up in style tomorrow. Everyone is feeling strong, well-rested, and ready to camp in beautiful Genet Basin tomorrow night. We’ll hopefully be checking in from 14,000’ tomorrow.

Hope all is well at home,
RMI Guide Maile Wade and crew

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I forgot the birthday wish was for Maile

Posted by: Ginny on 5/18/2012 at 3:44 pm

Wow! sounds like all is going well.  What a great please to have your birthday on the 19th! so HAPPY BIRTHDAY my girl I love you tons   be safe
xoxoxoxoxo Mom

Posted by: Ginny on 5/18/2012 at 3:42 pm

Hope the fabulous conditions continue to stay with you!  By the way, best sentence ever from your dispatch: “As for today, we lazed around all morning in the posh, but had to move outside as the day progressed…”  Funny, that’s exactly what MY day was like.  So are you all climbing a mountain or are you at tennis camp (what with the posh and the smoked salmon for breakfast)?  Rich, miss you like crazy.

Posted by: Christina Doren on 5/18/2012 at 2:12 pm

Just called Joe at RMI desk.  Appears you are all doing great! Thinking of you Nick.

Posted by: Pam on 5/18/2012 at 10:59 am

Coleman, once you’ve decided to get off the bunny hill, let me know when you want to tackle Everest.

Oh, and one other thing. Simon now covers GS and Hogan says you’re canned.  Have a good trip.

Posted by: Hulp on 5/18/2012 at 9:21 am

Are you resting because Coleman is out of breath?

Posted by: Gerbil on 5/18/2012 at 9:09 am

Go on Coleman!!!

Posted by: Chris on 5/18/2012 at 9:07 am

It sounds like fun for all of you.  Rich I am keeping an eye on all of you.  Love the photos   Mom

Posted by: mary doyle on 5/18/2012 at 8:46 am

Wow, great progress! Quite a good team… have a particularly good day on the 19th- you should be enjoying the expansive beauty of 14k by then!
Cheers, B&R

Posted by: Bob & Ruth Wade on 5/18/2012 at 7:14 am

Hey Maile,  We’ll be following you and hoping for continued good weather.  Best of luck and safe travel for you you and your climbers.

Posted by: Bucky and Jorene on 5/18/2012 at 3:38 am

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