Mt. McKinley: Hahn & Team Train at 11,200’

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Zeb Blais | July 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We hear that there was better weather in other places on Denali today, but not so much here at 11,000 ft.  Different day, same weather.  It was snow, blowing snow, cloud and blowing cloud.  We made good use of an afternoon sun break to put on harnesses and crampons and go for a short walk on the lower half of “motorcycle hill” which is just above camp.  It was a nice opportunity to stretch legs and review climbing techniques as well as a chance to see some cool blue crevasses.  After a fine Mexican dinner, we chatted to pass the time and listened to radio traffic from around the mountain.  It seems that we might have slightly better weather for a few days, at least according to our radio.  We’ll be ready to take advantage.  There are four other guided parties waiting things out with us at 11 K and I’m certain they are ready to get moving again as well.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

An RMI Team ascending Motorcycle Hill on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Glad you guys stopped lazing around in your tents and got out to get some exercise!!  : )  The Christofferson family sends our love to Anders and Happy Fourth of July to you all from the Jersey Shore.  Wish we could send up some of our burgers and corn on the cob!
Post Hurricane Sandy motto of the NJ Shore is “We are Stronger than the Storm”  You guys are too!

Posted by: judy christofferson on 7/4/2013 at 11:00 am

Happy 4th of July everyone!!! Hugs and kisses Will :)

Posted by: Amy Huson on 7/4/2013 at 8:51 am

Happy Independence Day!!

I hope you guys brought some hot dogs for dinner tonight.

-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 7/4/2013 at 8:11 am

Happy 4th to the whole gang! Will’s sisiter and neice here to tell him how much we love and miss him…bigger than the sky!!!! :) Thanks so much for your beautiful writings, Dave. I seriously hope you write a book one day!

Jen & Mila

Posted by: Jennifer Whyte on 7/4/2013 at 7:14 am

Happy 4th of July guys!  Max - Boom City is missing you! We are all so proud of you. Enjoy every moment on the mountain.
Mike sends his best to the whole team and is cheering you on.
All is well here!

Posted by: Margaret on 7/4/2013 at 6:57 am

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