Mt. McKinley: Van Deventer & Team Cache Gear at 13,200’

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Geoff Schellens, Robby Young | June 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
We are back at our 11k camp after a very successful day of carrying and caching gear at 13,200. What had been a pretty busy camp now feels like a ghost town, as most teams in camp got an early start this morning to move to 14,000. We also had a decently early start to try to beat the heat, and by 1 pm, we were back in camp snacking and napping. We’ll be a day behind the main pack; everyone did excellently today, and so the plan is to move ourselves to 14k tomorrow! That will put us in great position, and one step closer to our goal. Best to everyone back home.


RMI Guides Pete, Geoff, Robby, and the gang

An RMI team ascending from 11,000' Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Wyatt, thinking of you - your entire family…extended famliy….and friends…. are sending good thoughts your way.  Be safe and enjoy this experience,  M&D

Posted by: Marian Evenson on 6/26/2013 at 5:01 pm

Hi Daddy,
I made chocolate brownie sundaes tonight ,wish you were here!
I miss you telling me to clean my room 24/7 ha ha ha ha.
Piffy and Chan miss you!
Is that you in the blue coat in this picture?
I really do miss you!
Bring me back a baby Yeti!
Love Maya

Posted by: maya on 6/26/2013 at 4:01 pm

Hey Michael,

George and I are rooting for you as we want to see you in Montana later this summer!  Cheers, Alice

Posted by: Alice Meister on 6/26/2013 at 11:54 am

Geoff;  Watching your trek up Denali, thanks for the Rainier trek.  Training for next year.

Posted by: Mike Quandt on 6/26/2013 at 10:43 am

Good morning, Tommy! It’s great to hear from your team and know you are well. I’m happy to hear the weather is still cooperating, and you’re making good progress. We’re having a heat wave here, at the moment. I feel like I’m in Texas! You know it must be hot for me to say that! Haha! Sara, Brandon, and I miss you and send lots of love your way. Stay strong and know we are so proud of you! I am in awe of your passion for life, your grateful spirit, and your desire to live your dream life! You are the strongest person I know! My love and prayers are with you every step to the top and back. Have an awesome day!!!!

Posted by: Rhonda Kitchen on 6/26/2013 at 6:14 am

hey Augie and Dan:
Thinking of you every minute-be safe and good luck today.

Love Mom

Posted by: Pam Lengling on 6/26/2013 at 5:26 am

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