Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Reach 17,000’ Camp

Posted by: Mike Walter | June 29, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,000'

Mike Walter called at 12:00 a.m. Friday morning and reported that he and the team had reached 17,000’ Camp on Mt. McKinley.  They had a nice day of climbing with light snow and no wind.  They rolled into camp at about 5:00 p.m., and are now resting.  The team may take a rest day at 17,000 but if everyone is feeling good they might just go for the top.

Good Luck Team!

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May not sleep tonight, too excited!!!!

Posted by: sarah Zeps on 6/30/2012 at 12:39 am

Delighted you had the chance to move onward and upward, well done team! A promise of beer, the weather cleared…tricky, isn’t it??!
Continued success for all,

Posted by: liz weller on 6/29/2012 at 7:00 pm

matt     well the big day awaits. go get um. maybe we should do the conejos when you get back here. i love you and stay safe. have almost run out of candles so hurry home. so good to hear your voice.

Posted by: terry pennington on 6/29/2012 at 5:11 pm

Go Team, good going to get to 17. Pinedale all smokey with fires in the mts. We’ll save you some brookies, rainbows & cutthroats. Safe journey to the summit & return.Jotz & Jotz

Posted by: chan weller on 6/29/2012 at 4:18 pm

Hello to all,  Hope all is going well and everyone if feeling great for the climb to the
top.  Said a few prayers today for good weather and safe climbing.  Thanks for the call, unfortunately I was sound asleep and thought I was dreaming.  Take care of each other and good luck.

Posted by: Don Pennington on 6/29/2012 at 2:44 pm

Woohoo, good job! I vote for no resting! Paul, all the girls are going to see Magic Mike tonight, but seeing as how much you enjoyed Brokeback Mountain, I have decided to wait for you to get home so we can go watch it together. I hope your mountain is nothing like Brokeback!  Cant wait to see you in a few days.  Good luck getting to the top.

Posted by: Jamie on 6/29/2012 at 1:14 pm

Stan—Looking good for a run to the top!  Good luck and I hope the sun comes out for you!  Take lots of pictures for the folks.  Be safe and we will be watching the blog for updates!  Love me

Posted by: Betsy on 6/29/2012 at 11:05 am

You are almost there!  Enjoy the final push to the top and get down safely.  We are cheering for you all!

Posted by: Di on 6/29/2012 at 9:49 am

Go Team!  You’re almost there.

Posted by: missy prudden on 6/29/2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Steve,
We’re watching the blog daily and cheering for you and your team!!! We pray that you’re all safe, healthy and home very soon.
Your Bradford Family

Posted by: Jayme's Mom on 6/29/2012 at 8:52 am

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