Mt. McKinley: Knoff & Team Carry to Windy Corner

Posted by: Adam Knoff | June 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Today we set out to cache our upper mountain supplies above Windy Corner.  As we finished breakfast and packed gear the wind blew snow around camp. Layered up and ready for the weather, we set out anticipating the gales that would greet us at the corner. Constant wind and snow tried to impede us but the crew dealt with the adverse weather like it was a summer stroll. As we pulled up to the fabled Windy Corner the weather was nicer than what we’d walked through to get there. We buried our gear there and pushed back through the nasty weather to 11 camp. Everyone did great and spirits are high.

Tomorrow we rest!

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

An RMI Team carrying loads toward 14,000 ft. camp.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Ahh - a day of leisure in the rarified air.  Well deserved after yesterday and a chance for the team to recharge.
Chris - continued best on the adventure and trust you remembered every last lyric on the Thriller album.

Posted by: Pops on 6/26/2012 at 3:53 pm

This is incredibly great! The team is working together and enjoying the experience. Hope the weather cooperates all the way up and back. Love Ya Tim. So proud of you!!

Posted by: Bob McLaughlin on 6/26/2012 at 2:20 pm

Goose - Enjoying the posts and following the team’s progress. Hope you guys are having an excellent time and that the weather continues to cooperate.  Hugs & Kisses.

Posted by: Patrick on 6/26/2012 at 10:00 am

Fantastic!! Can see your smiles, enjoy your rest day, a well oiled machine indeed!! 
Git Er Done!

Posted by: mark skinner on 6/26/2012 at 9:31 am

Great to get the posts. Feels almost like being there except it is 100 degrees down here.  The team seems to be working like a well oiled machine.  Have a great climb.

Posted by: Bill on 6/26/2012 at 8:44 am

Hi Mike, It is truly amazing to watch you and your team’s strength and determination to reach the summit. I want to cry. So proud. Get plenty of rest and eat your peanut butter. Love you Donna

Posted by: Donna Auger on 6/26/2012 at 7:11 am

Glad to hear you all placed your gear and are secure in your tents! Hopefully warmed up and having a well deserved rest!  Enjoy the break and store your energy for the next leg. Can imagine seeing in realtime the beauty of Denali! Thinking of you all! xo Mike! -m,m+s

Posted by: Susan on 6/25/2012 at 9:01 pm

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