Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Stay in 11K Camp as Winds Pick Up

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Steve Gately | May 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Our team is still at the 11k Camp, as winds picked up around midnight last night and continued through this morning. We decided that the winds were too high for our liking, and we took another rest day here at 11k. The winds abated this afternoon and we’re optimistic we’ll be able to move to the 14k Camp tomorrow. In the mean time, we enjoyed a relaxing day around camp. Extra rest days like these are beneficial for acclimatization and getting strong for the hard work ahead of us.

Everyone is doing well, and we’re all looking forward to moving camp up higher. We’ll keep you posted as always.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

An RMI Team's 11,200' Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Steve and team,

I’m sure the wind chills must make for some challenges. Hope the wind abates as expected as waiting around is never fun, especially on a long climb.

Unfortunately the Bruins were eliminated in game 7 against the Habs last night (3-1) so you won’t be missing any Bruins playoff action.

Hike well and be safe.


Posted by: Bill Gately on 5/15/2014 at 3:15 am

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