Mt. McKinley: Team Van Deventer Moves to 14,200’ Camp

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Robby Young, Geoff Schellens | June 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Hello all from 14k! We made our move up today to 14,200’ Camp under sunny skies and calm conditions, and moved into a beautiful camp with tent platforms, walls, and kitchen already in place, just needing a bit of buffing out. We’ve been napping for the last couple of hours, and are about to cook up a big burrito dinner. The weather looks to be holding for the foreseeable future, so we’re going to head back to our cache at 13,000’ tomorrow and try to keep the forward momentum rolling. We’ll touch base tomorrow!

Cheers from the team,

RMI Guides Pete, Geoff, Robby, and all

An RMI Team ascending towards 14,000 ft Camp, in the background is camp at 11,200 ft.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Hola Guapo
Checking in to see how you are doing.It seems like you’ve been away for months already!
Its exciting to check in daily to see where you are….and you are getting closer!
Hope you enjoyed your burritos tonight…...we had a four-star dinner of Kraft Mac and cheese and succotash; you aren’t missing much!
missing you! STAY STRONG!  YOU CAN DO IT!!!
xo Guapa and Maya

Posted by: marion and maya on 6/27/2013 at 8:04 pm

Tom,  I hope your trip is going well.  We’re all waiting for your triumphant return.  As Rhonda said, we’re putting updates together for everyone following you and can’t wait to hear all about it.  Stay safe, stay warm, and in Eric’s words “Think snow!”

Posted by: Milo on 6/27/2013 at 4:36 am

Hi Tommy, I guess it’s about 9:30 in the evening there. It was great to see the post that ya’ll made it to camp safe and sound. I’m grateful that you’ve had good weather so far. I spoke to Tim tonight, and he’s still working on the radio program for next week. There’s nothing set yet, but he is working on it. He sends you his best wishes. Also, I spoke to Milo, and as always, he’s working diligently on new stuff for you and him and EXP. He sends you his best. We are all well here, with the exception of missing you! I’m counting the minutes ‘til you are home, and we are planning the next adventure - together! Enjoy every step of this journey! Be safe, be strong, and be proud of everything you have accomplished to get here! As always, my love and prayers are with you!

Posted by: Rhonda Kitchen on 6/26/2013 at 9:46 pm

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