Mt. McKinley: Hahn & Team Move Up to 17K Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Zeb Blais, Mike King | July 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Hey, this is Dave Hahn calling from 17,200 feet on Mount McKinley. We made it to High Camp. Huge day, beautiful day, great weather. One of the nice things that started off the day for us was we got to talk to Mike King. He and Will and Shawn had made it to Basecamp by this morning and they were looking to get picked up within a half an hour of our conversation. They reported good conditions down there and they had a smooth exit from the mountain. We were very happy to hear that. And a big happy birthday to Mike King and a thank you for all that hard work.  We set in with our hard work right after that. It did take a long time to get up here to 17,200’ because we had so much snow on the Headwall. 

If tomorrow is a decent day, we’re going try for the summit. And that’s it for tonight. Talk to you soon.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

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

RMI Guide Dave Hahn calls in from 17,200 ft on McKinley.

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Lots of energy and positive thoughts from the other side of the world. Thinking of you guys today.  Be safe and crush it!

Posted by: Kelsey on 7/13/2013 at 10:02 pm

Rock on! Hoping for good weather and safe climbing! ‘Welcome to the City Bra’

Posted by: Joe Cole on 7/13/2013 at 8:37 pm

hoping you will make it to the top and take in the view for those of us following your journey.

Posted by: michelle on 7/13/2013 at 6:21 pm

Hope the weather holds for you and you got to make the summit. Good luck.

Posted by: Vicki on 7/13/2013 at 2:09 pm

Wow, we are sitting on the East Coast wondering if you are trying to summit today or ended up taking a rest day.  We can’t wait to hear but are sending positive thoughts in any case.  Go team!  You guys are rockstars, actually “mountain” stars! : )
We are proud of you; be careful and stay hydrated!

Posted by: judy on 7/13/2013 at 12:22 pm

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