Mt. McKinley Expedition: Okita and Team at 17k’

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis, Lindsay Mann | June 09, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Day 6 at camp 17! Woke up to a foot of fresh powder around noon. Had a late brunch of leftover cereal, oatmeal, and soup. After some posh time we hit the shovels and dug out our tents. The rest of the afternoon we’ll be reading and eating, two of our favorite pastimes in the comfort of our tents. We’re cautiously optimistic that tomorrow will bring a summit bid! We’re in good spirits and have plenty of resources to stick it out for another couple days!

-Kristen and Gary

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Any day in the mountains builds wisdom and respect for the mountaineering experience.  You guys are sure getting your share!  Everything is crossed: fingers, toes, skis, ice axes, crampons,...  Safe travels.

Posted by: Nate Ayer and family on 6/9/2012 at 4:35 pm

277 highpointers here at Timberline Lodge are sending you the patience and will power to hang tough.

Posted by: John Mitchler on 6/9/2012 at 12:43 pm

What an experience you and your team are having. Patience must not come easily after all of your efforts to date. Our best wishes and prayers to you and your team to summit soon. Love Bobcat.

Posted by: Bob Bender on 6/9/2012 at 11:34 am

Our fingers and toes are crossed for you to get your summit bid!

Posted by: Angela & Ian on 6/9/2012 at 7:29 am

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