McKinley Expedition: Walter and Team Move to 11,200’
May 10, 10:50 pm PT
Well, the weather continues to treat us well up here on the Kahiltna Glacier. We moved from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (11,200’) in beautiful, sunny weather; a light breeze kept us from over heating as we climbed up towards Kahiltna Pass. Once at camp we spent a few hours digging in and establishing a comfortable living situation. A well-earned dinner of quesadillas with fresh vegetables filled our stomachs before we crawled into our sleeping bags for the evening.
The weather forecast remains good, and tomorrow we will go down to 9500’ to make a “back carry” and retrieve the extra equipment we left there in order to make our loads more manageable for the journey to camp 3. We’ll be in touch again tomorrow.
RMI Guide Mike Walter