Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team at 9,600’ Camp

Posted by: Mike Walter | June 16, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 9,600'

Last night, after the snow firmed up enough for efficient travel, we packed up camp and moved up to our new camp at 9600’; this included tackling Ski Hill, our first big hill of the trip. Everyone did a great job hauling sleds and heavy packs up to camp. We slept in this morning (8 hours of sleep!) and had a relaxing brunch in our newly constructed cook tent. We are planning to lounge around a bit, rehydrating and resting, in preparation for our next move up to 11,200’. The weather is nice right now, with partly cloudy skies and a moderate wind out of the north. We’ll be in touch again soon, hopefully nestled into a cozy camp at 11,200’.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Wishing everyone a continued safe hike. Please pass on to Dr. Riester that we wish him a wonderful time, and a continued safe adventure. Keeping everyone in our prayers. Enjoy the beauty of nature !!!

Posted by: Lisa VanNostran on 6/19/2012 at 6:22 am

Wow, and we are going to be in the 90’s in Vermont.
Have a wonderful time and we will watch for news!

Posted by: Helen and Toons on 6/18/2012 at 11:02 am

Mike, John, & Stephen and Team…
Keep on Keepin on !!
We’re wishing you all good vibes and the best of luck !
Jason & Shake Hands
S. Lake Tahoe , Cali

Posted by: Jason on 6/17/2012 at 10:24 am

Sasha.  Thinking about you as we celebrate fathers day in Montana. Safe climbing Love Mom and Dad.

Posted by: jocelyn selby on 6/17/2012 at 9:24 am

Have a relaxing Father’s Day.  Best wishes for a successful climb to all and a special hello to David Zeps from Rick and Lynda

Posted by: Lynda and Rick on 6/17/2012 at 8:33 am

Hello from Ron & Jane Wolk of North Canton, Ohio!  Please pass our best onto our great Dr Riester!  Be safe and enjoy the beauty!  Can’t wait to hear all about it upon your return.

Posted by: Ron Wolk on 6/17/2012 at 4:37 am

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