Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Ready for Summit Bid

Posted by: Mike Walter, Pete Van Deventer | May 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Hey guys, this is Mike Walter calling from high camp on Denali, 17,200’. We’re all doing great. We are all tucked into our sleeping bags. We moved up here yesterday and rested today. We are hoping for good weather to go for the summit tomorrow, which would be Saturday, May 26th. The forecast is for pretty light winds and some clouds so it is looking promising. We’ll give you guy a shout either from up top or back at camp hopefully. Alright. We’ll see you.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Mike Walter checks in from 17,200' camp

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Way to go Kyle!!!  I am so happy to hear that you reached the summit.  I can’t wait to hear all about it!  Love you bunches!  Christina

Posted by: Christina on 5/29/2012 at 12:40 pm

Congradualations!  Awsome Job!  We can’t wait to celebrate with you and hear all about it.
Kyle, we LYF

Posted by: Donna & Lloyd on 5/27/2012 at 9:45 pm

Everyone is keeping up with your progress.  E.J. has called twice to see if you are back down and safe.  We are all waiting to celebrate, when you reach the top. Love you Forever, Mom & Dad and family We are so happy you are getting to fulfill your dream!  Good Luck to all

Posted by: Lloyd & Donna on 5/27/2012 at 7:33 pm

We are hopeing for the perfect day and good luck and safe jouney’s sending tons of love xoxo mom

High Five when you make it! (High meaning 22,000 + at the top!!!) Be safe, Love you! Bob

Posted by: Ginny & Bob (MYERS!) on 5/27/2012 at 8:38 am

Glad to hear you have had a good week and hopefully were able to summit yesterday.  Good luck and WAY TO GO, Todd.
Love Mom

Posted by: Linda Wiech on 5/27/2012 at 4:34 am

Awaiting the good news to celebrate.

Posted by: Carrie on 5/26/2012 at 11:06 pm

Hope you’ve been to the summit and back by now. We’re all thinking about you everyday.  Take care!

Posted by: Doug on 5/26/2012 at 7:54 pm

Great effort so far.  Keep going to the top.


Posted by: Richard Coleman on 5/26/2012 at 6:48 pm

Lawrie and Rob - I am very proud of you guys. Hope
the view from the top is stupendous! Look forward to seeing you next week. Go team - stay safe everyone!
love, Lawrie’s Mum (and Diego)

Posted by: gay O'Halloran on 5/26/2012 at 3:11 pm

waiting breathlesly for the next message.  Hoping and praying for good weather and a great climb.
Keep up the good work, Rich   Love   Mom

Posted by: mary doyle on 5/26/2012 at 2:07 pm

Thinking of you with crossed fingers and warm hearts!

Posted by: Lynn on 5/26/2012 at 11:13 am

Go guys, go! On to the summit!
Love you, Kyle.

Posted by: Stephenie on 5/26/2012 at 11:06 am

We hope you guys are having a spectacular day with good progress. We’re thinking about you guys! Love from Ruth & Bob

Posted by: Ruth & Bob on 5/26/2012 at 10:39 am

Almost there. Be safe.

Posted by: chris on 5/26/2012 at 9:56 am

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