Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal | June 28, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 20,320'

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Summit Team 6 finally hit the summit! Second time is a charm.

We left camp around 8:45 this morning with perfect weather. As we got higher, Denali decided to challenge us again; this time with some wind. The wind was blowing very hard as we approached the summit ridge. We were all bundled up ready to get pummeled by wind on the ridge, but the ridge actually blocked the wind making the summit really nice! We stayed on top for quite some time before we headed back down into the wind for a safe descent back to 17,000 feet.

Time to get some well-deserved sleep!

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and RMI Summit Team 6

Mt. McKinley summit looking down on summit ridge. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Mike Haugen calls from the Mount McKinley summit.

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Congratulations, Quinn, and the rest of the team!!! We’re so proud of you, what an amazing achievement! Have a happy and safe descent, you’re in our thoughts!

Posted by: Lauren & Adam on 6/30/2013 at 7:45 pm

Awesome job by everyone. Quinn, we knew you would summit no matter what it took. Have a safe 2nd half and look foreword to seeing you home soon. Love from Mom & Dad.

Posted by: George on 6/30/2013 at 11:34 am

AWESOME!!!!!  Way to go!!!  We love you!

Posted by: stacy turner on 6/29/2013 at 6:42 pm

CONGRATULATIONS to you all! this is fantastic!!! have safe descent! well done well done well done…..

Posted by: elisabeth on 6/29/2013 at 3:59 pm

Way to go Sanj! Congrats to everyone!!!

Posted by: Belle and bubba on 6/29/2013 at 9:56 am

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL. Steve, can’t wait to hear
everything.  We have enjoyed the blog keeping us posted.  Ron and Barbara

Posted by: Ron Stone on 6/29/2013 at 8:58 am

Nice achievement Steve and Grassy.  Congrats - I enjoyed following the blog.  Good work.

Posted by: Jim Wilder on 6/29/2013 at 7:16 am

Finally!!!!  Now extra careful on the way back!

Posted by: Kathy Uchal on 6/29/2013 at 6:31 am

Congratulations!  We knew you could do it!

Posted by: Brigitte on 6/29/2013 at 5:26 am

Yeah!!!! Jack and I are so proud of all of you! Happy halfway, and have an amazing trip down! Love you, Quinn!!!

Posted by: Liz & Jack on 6/29/2013 at 4:52 am

CONGRATULATIONS Steve, Sandra and Kiwi, and everyone!  Glad you all made it safely. Now…...hurry home!  :)

Posted by: Tania on 6/29/2013 at 4:29 am

Wonderful news!  Congratulations!  I’m so excited!  You are all amazing. I can’t wait to hear more stories.  Thanks again Mike for the audio.  KAC.

Posted by: Kconstantine on 6/29/2013 at 4:26 am

You guys are amazing. Can’t wait to hear the stories and see the pictures. Way to go Steve and Kiwi!

Posted by: Bill Mackey on 6/29/2013 at 4:07 am

Congrats Steve, Kiwi, Sandra, & team!!!
Safe travels back down. Mtn Mo

Posted by: Mtn Mo on 6/29/2013 at 4:02 am

Congratulations!  Way to go team.  I recommend you all celebrate with an Ice Ax Ale when you get down.

Posted by: John Haugen on 6/29/2013 at 3:55 am

Way to Go!  Have a safe descent!

Posted by: Cindy Haugen on 6/29/2013 at 3:51 am

Congratulations! I had many people pray for the team.  Have a safe descent.

Posted by: Yvonne Lee on 6/29/2013 at 3:32 am

Way to go team 6, your awesome adventure ends with a challenging summit! Congrats quinn and all your team members and leaders. Looking foreword to your stories of this great event. Love from the Ville.

Posted by: George on 6/29/2013 at 3:02 am

Congratulations to you all.  What a great accomplishment!

Posted by: Hikari on 6/28/2013 at 11:34 pm

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