Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Move Up to Camp 1

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal | June 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 9,600'

Friday, June 14, 2013
Greetings from Summit Team 6! We bit off a huge chunk today with our move from Basecamp to Camp 1. We carried all of the food, fuel, equipment, and clothing that we will need for our expedition. Needless to say, we carried heavy! We made the trip up glacier in just under five hours.

Once in camp, we made a bombproof tent site sheltered from the wind.  It took us around an hour to get camp setup and organized. We took advantage of another beautifully warm and clear afternoon to take some siesta time. This was much needed since we woke up at 2:00 a.m. to pack up this morning.

We are just getting ready for a Dinty Moore and mashed potatoes dinner. I would imagine it will be another early evening since we have another early wake up time scheduled. Our plan is to carry gear up a bit higher and make a cache and then return to the same camp tomorrow.

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and McKinley Team 6

Mt. McKinley's Camp 1. Photo: RMI Collection

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Pictures are very cool.  Continued Success!

Posted by: Brigitte on 6/15/2013 at 9:41 pm

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