Mt. McKinley: Haugen’s Team Resting and Hoping

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal | June 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
After our almost summit yesterday, we took today to rest up for another hopeful shot tomorrow. RMI Summit Team 6 is really a great group of folks. We got sooooo close to the summit yesterday and got shut down by terrible weather. We did not hear any complaining or what ifs… instead we heard about what an adventure the day was and started to plan for another attempt.

Keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer, or do some kind of a weather dance to help us get some good weather and another chance to summit tomorrow!

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and Summit Team 6

Making a Call from Mt. McKinley 17,200'. Photo: RMI Collection

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You’ve got this!  No matter what happens (and I m dancing like crazy here), this is an incredible adventure.  We are so impressed back here in the flatlands. Stay warm.  Thinking of you all, all the time. KAC.

Posted by: Kconstantine on 6/28/2013 at 8:08 pm

Weather dance has happened!  Climb on crew. . . .knock the beast off!!!!

Posted by: Mtn Mo on 6/28/2013 at 8:07 pm

Grasshopper Sullivan,

Mum and I are hoping the weather is in your favor tomorrow. We can’t wait to hear about the eventful climb you had Wednesday, we know your kiwi spirit would have loved the excitement. Thinking of you, hope y’all knock the bastard off!

Posted by: Rose Sullivan on 6/28/2013 at 6:59 pm

i can’t dance however i cut the grass which is an extraordinary event . are the beards growing ? no matter what the all expedition seems pretty phenomenal and you are looking up to you ( literally). big hugs to Lance from his girls

Posted by: elisabeth on 6/28/2013 at 2:32 pm

Hope you guys summit and be safe. Hope the weather will behave! Good luck team and Cindee!!

Posted by: Samantha on 6/28/2013 at 10:46 am

I just did a weather dance for you guys. It was al little embarrassing in the middle of the office, but I got your back. Go get em, Cindee!

Posted by: Kristina Markula on 6/28/2013 at 9:02 am

Everything going smooth here.  No worries at all.  Good luck to you!

Posted by: Brigitte on 6/28/2013 at 7:57 am

I am not surprised to hear the team thought it was a great adventure getting thru the elements yesterday. “May the force be with you” tomorrow on your summit climb. Love to Quinn from the Ville.

Posted by: George on 6/28/2013 at 6:39 am

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