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Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Move to 14,000’

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Awh ya! We are all moved in at 14,200’ in the Genet Basin! Last evening we were put to bed by the clearing of the clouds and spectacular views of Kahiltna Dome, Mt. Foraker from the 11,000’ camp. We had a windless night and woke to a brisk yet blue bird morning. We had a quick bite of oatmeal and a coffee, and like blades in a blender we whipped up our kit and saddled our packs to ride.

Our trip was smooth with a chance to further take in the unbelievable view of the entire Southern Alaska range. We rounded Windy Corner with a rest stop in zero wind. Our freckles could tell by late morning that the sun’s inferno would take a toll on our energy. Regardless, we made great steady progress arriving in 14 camp in a little over 5 hours. 

Arriving at camp is just part of the move day’s work! We established camp quickly thanks to a previously occupied camp. Yet, making water, retrieving the cache, moving our belongings back in the tent coupled with new altitude is hard work.

This all pays off at the end of the day when you’re snuggling with your big cached food bag and other piles of feathers We are reunited with! Laying in the tent as i write with a full belly of soup, tortellini, and cookies!

It is good to be moving up with sprits high, climbers enjoying the mountain and a rest day for tomorrow! Did I say Awhh ya?

RMI Guides Tyler Jones & Garrett Stevens & The team

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Comments (6)

You guys are doing GREAT!!! I love the positive energy that is coming from the message. Keep it up! :D Hugs and kisses to Lori. (Kisses from Maggie.) :) Good luck on the next climb and enjoy your rest day!

Love from the little mountains,
Casey and Maggie (“Woof!”)

Keep God in your heart.

Posted by: Casey Hansen on

d.
looks like the third maybe the charm. enjoy!
mom

Posted by: fran uhlir on

Incredible pictures! I can imagine that it’s hard work to climb carrying all of your gear and setting up shop at the various camp sites, but you guys are making it sound easy (and delicious)! Continued prayers and well wishes for you guys and gals as you keep trekking up that beautiful mountain.

Posted by: Terri on

Love that view from 14k camp.  I assume you passed some high fives along to Brent’s team as they were coming down.
Now it’s time to hit The Wall and I don’t mean the wall that’s in Game of Thrones.

-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on

Awesome job folks!! Enjoy your rest day.

Posted by: Paul Kinneberg on

Wow!!! NICE WORK to you all up on top of North America!! Remember Triumph over adversary is the universal human story! Way to write your own story today!!! LOVE EACH MOMENT-capture it in your heart’s memory! So glad you all are having awesome weather :)! You GO GIRL, sister, Lori:)!

Posted by: Sue Lopez on

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