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

Posted by: Mike Walter | June 19, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Hi guys, this is Mike checking in from the 11k camp on Denali. All is well. We decided to spend another day here at 11,200’ instead of moving up to 14,200’ today. We are spending the day resting, eating, and getting more acclimated to the altitude before venturing higher. We are hoping to move up to 14k tomorrow, weather pending. Until then, we’re enjoying the sunny, hot weather and just lazing around. Hopefully our next dispatch will be from higher ground.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

An RMI Team's 11K Camp

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We are hanging on news of your great adventure.  Your aunt is loading the Blog at the Renoir so that you will have a vastly expanded fan club amongst the geriatric set.  We hope to see you in some pictures sent back from your team with a large smile on your face.  We are all thinking of you and wishing you all the best. 

Love Dad, Mom, Brooklyn Spencer and Daisy.

Posted by: charles selby on 6/20/2012 at 7:30 pm

Is that a cumulonimbus w/anvil I see?  Whoa!  Stakes will be handy!  Keep your eyes on the Summit!  Oh, longest day of the year is today—extra daylight! See you tomorrow, love me

Posted by: Betsy on 6/20/2012 at 6:43 pm

What a great adventure!  Tell Matt we are following him too.  Good luck guys :)

Posted by: Lisa Bell on 6/20/2012 at 2:58 pm

For Lee and all,
Glad all is well at 11K and wish you great climbing weather for the days ahead.  Enjoy the hot weather while you can!
Emily/Hannah/Nick all say I love you and can’t wait for you to get back. Leo is still sleeping but would say the same thing!
It has been raining here a lot - don’t worry - the sump pump is working fine!  :)  All is going well here.
Love ya,

Posted by: Diann on 6/20/2012 at 6:21 am

Hi Tim!  Can’t seem to fall asleep, wondering exactly where you are.  Remind me who your guides are please.  I know the whole family will want to check in.

I love you!

p.s. enjoy your adventure and be careful

Posted by: Deb McLaughlin on 6/19/2012 at 11:17 pm

Hi Bean,
I bet the mountain looks better from your vantage point than it did 20 years ago. Enjoy the view.

Posted by: Chan Weller on 6/19/2012 at 7:57 pm

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