Mt. McKinley: Team Haugen is on the Mountain!

Posted by: Mike Uchal, Mike Haugen | June 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Thursday, June 13, 2013
We are all safely nestled in our tents just off the landing strip at basecamp. We had a magnificent flight from Talkeetna to basecamp at the flanks of Denali. The weather on the glacier is as warm as I have ever seen it. For this reason, we are not traveling today and instead used the warm weather during the day to organize our backpacks and sled loads. We worked on some crevasse rescue techniques as we are about to head out onto the Kahiltna Glacier; a glacier filled with giant cracks in the ice. We are going to travel up glacier tonight so we can travel on firm snow and solid snow bridges. Wish us a solid freeze!

RMI Summit Team 6 - RMI Guides Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal, Katie Bono & the team

Mt. McKinley as seen from the K2 planes flying to the Kahiltna Glacier.  Photo: Dave Hahn Base Camp of Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Ahh, I think I see you guys!  Wait, nope just a speck on my screen.  Grrr.

Guide guide away Scoob!  I am sending “everyone will summit” vibes out to your team! 

Miss YOU!

Posted by: Amber on 6/15/2013 at 8:10 pm

Good luck Grasshopper (Greg) Will be following you guys. Be safe

Posted by: Glenn Bracey on 6/15/2013 at 1:23 pm

We are having so much fun here in Red River but missing our mountain guy, Steve.  We love you so much. Tania and I are here preparing for her art show. Bill and I are trying to keep her happy.

Posted by: Lisa Mackey on 6/14/2013 at 6:10 pm

Hope you all enjoy your incredible adventure. Love to QL from all in the “Ville”.

Posted by: George Landers on 6/14/2013 at 2:58 pm

Robin - Ploy vue Francais?  Plenty of tent time :-)

Posted by: Mom on 6/14/2013 at 12:06 pm

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