Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Remain at Basecamp

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal | July 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Still here in base camp in case you were wondering. It is snowing with poor visibility. There were some “sucker holes” in the clouds that gave us some false hope at midday today.
We did get out and get some exercise today. Everyone in camp that is waiting to fly got on their skis/snowshoes and stomped down a runway in the snow. We all took it quite seriously since we want the airstrip to be ready when the weather is good enough to fly!
Everyone is happy and healthy and ready to be off the mountain. Cross your fingers!

RMI Mt. McKinley Summit Team 6

P.S. Lance wants his girls to know he loves them and will be home soon.
P.S.S. Steve will call Tania, mom and dad, & Bill and Lisa as soon as he is off the mountain.

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There is an insane amount of cold diet coke in the fridge. Just saying. Jack and I loveyou, Quinn!!!

Posted by: Liz & Jack on 7/3/2013 at 6:27 pm

Steve and Grasshopper,
Congratulations on achieving the summit! So happy you were able to persevere through. Thinking of you this holiday, stay safe. Working on sending clear weather your way:)

Posted by: Robin Biedrzycki on 7/3/2013 at 5:51 pm

Peter we’re all so happy for you here at Talisman. You do us proud!!

Posted by: Darlene Dodds on 7/3/2013 at 2:23 pm

Hang in there, guys. I’m sure everyone is dying for some creature comforts like a shower.

Posted by: Kristini Markula on 7/3/2013 at 10:52 am

We are missing you in Itasca. Can’t wait to talk with you. Love, mom, dad and David

Posted by: Kconstantime on 7/3/2013 at 10:41 am

Holy Cow, hopefully you make at out before the 4th!  Good luck!

Posted by: Brigitte on 7/3/2013 at 8:14 am

we will be there waiting. what an interesting way to finish the trip!

Posted by: elisabeth on 7/3/2013 at 8:10 am

Hang in there. I guess the mountain really liked you guys, it wont let you leave! Love from the “Ville”.

Posted by: George on 7/3/2013 at 8:03 am

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