Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Send Happy Father’s Day Wishes

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

Happy Fathers Day from our Denali crew! We’re just checking in from our new home at 11,200’. We moved up here yesterday in nice weather, but shortly after we arrived the winds picked up and it started to snow lightly. The gusty winds and snow continued thru the night, but it seems to be calming down this morning. We’re not too concerned though, because we are planning to take a full rest day today. We deserve it after 3 hard days of carrying heavy packs and pulling sleds up to 11k.

We enjoyed seeing Tyler Jones and the RMI June 5th Denali crew here at camp as they are descending after a successful summit. They are eager to get back to base camp and fly back to Talkeetna. But unfortunately the current weather is making them drag their feet and hang here in camp.
We’ll be in touch again soon…

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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Hope you guys brought plenty of crackers

Posted by: Tony on 6/20/2012 at 9:52 am

This message is from ontario canada. we’re so proud of you ashley and so happy you and your team are safe. a moment in history for you all!!!! congratulations!
with love anick

Posted by: anick mohan on 6/19/2012 at 5:58 pm

Mike and Teeny - got the toothbrush, and more important the gin & tonics, right? Kobi says hi :) love you guys!

Posted by: suzanne on 6/19/2012 at 7:05 am

What is up Walter and Weller?! Don’t forget to exercise while you’re up there.

Posted by: Jeff Stephens on 6/18/2012 at 7:44 pm

Stan—I hope you are sending some cool temps this way! COS is hot! The weather looks great on top of Denali!  Love me and the kids

Posted by: Betsy on 6/18/2012 at 4:14 pm

Remember to protect your wallet!

Posted by: David M on 6/18/2012 at 2:16 pm

Missin your handsome face Seaman Pocket Bunyan!  Love you!!!

Posted by: Jamie on 6/18/2012 at 11:44 am

Good Luck to Longbonez (Riester) and the team! A lot of people are thinking of you and wishing you the best! Be safe!

Posted by: Xbonez on 6/18/2012 at 10:12 am


Congratulations on getting to 11,200.  We are watching with great interest the progress of your team.  It sounds like you are in good company with some of the best leaders available.  Good luck with the weather.

love Dad, Mom, Brooklyn and Spencer

Posted by: charles selby on 6/17/2012 at 10:27 pm

Hi Bean & Mike,
Good going on pushing to 11+. Take your time and have a safe trip.
Love, Mom & Dad

Posted by: Chan Weller on 6/17/2012 at 7:11 pm

Happy Pops Day Lee you old fart. :-) wish I was climbing with you guys….safe journey.  Mike, I hope you arent in Lee’s stink tent.

Posted by: Dan on 6/17/2012 at 5:31 pm

Happy Fathers Day, David. Your daughters are thinking about you today. I’m glad to hear that things are going well.

Posted by: Margaret on 6/17/2012 at 5:18 pm

Happy climbing team! Glad to hear it’s going well, thinkin of ya!

Posted by: Konook on 6/17/2012 at 4:56 pm

Happy Fathers Day!! Love you Lee!!

Posted by: Diann Hoedl on 6/17/2012 at 3:36 pm


Posted by: Tony on 6/17/2012 at 2:42 pm

Thinking of you Mike & K2!  Hope you have lots of condensed milk with you on those sleds.  Kornelia

Posted by: Kornelia on 6/17/2012 at 1:27 pm

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