Mt. McKinley: Haugen & Team Still Chillin at Basecamp

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Mike Uchal | July 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,300'

Thursday, July 4, 2013
It has been like a sunny beach vacation…except if it were sunny we would have flown far away from this particular snowy beach days ago. The snow keeps coming a bit harder and the forecast says through Sunday now. Could be worse; we have plenty of food, fuel, and great conversations!
RMI Guide Mike Uchal made almost five hours worth of pancakes in a continuous stream for most of the camp. We have a small backlog of climbers around us. There are not many new climbers in basecamp since the weather has prohibited much movement on the mountain from any of the different camps.

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Hopeful for your getaway very soon!  Keep us posted.  Love, Mom and Dad Haugen

Posted by: Cindy Haugen on 7/6/2013 at 5:15 am

Missing you more every day. Good to hear your spirits are ok.  Can’t wait to hear that planes can make it in.  Got 3 holes in one today. Hug, mom and the guys. Ps did you put smiley faces on the pancakes?

Posted by: KAC on 7/5/2013 at 8:17 pm

We didn’t know that Mike could make pancakes.  But after 5 hours of making them, he probably knows how now!
By the way, Boudreaux is porking up a bit.  You better come home and exercise him.

Posted by: Kathy Uchal on 7/5/2013 at 6:05 pm

If I had to chose between work and being stuck at basecamp, I’d go for basecamp. And basecamp with pancakes.

Posted by: Kristina markula on 7/5/2013 at 5:53 pm

Hmmm…shades of the book “Alive”!  Hope the food holds out.

Posted by: Lisa on 7/5/2013 at 11:45 am

I have friends and family praying for improved weather conditions for the team’s safe return. Dallas and family are enjoying Calgary Stampede.  Samuel would love to see grandpa Peter in his 1st birthday party. Your loved ones are waiting for you. Miss you tons Chef Pierre!

Posted by: Yvonne on 7/5/2013 at 9:27 am

Hope you brought the sunblock Quinn! Hang in there everyone and you all have loved ones anxiously waiting for your return home. Love from the “Ville”.

Posted by: George on 7/5/2013 at 6:01 am

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