Mt. McKinley: Van Deventer & Team Check in from 14,000’

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Robby Young | May 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,000'

May 22, 2014 - 6:51 pm PT
We’ve been in and out of the clouds all day here at our 14,000’ camp on Mt. McKinley. Despite the clouds and requisite light snow, the solar is pumping, and it feels like we’re in a greenhouse. We woke on the later side, giving the sun time to make it to us, and ate another big breakfast of hash browns, eggs, and bacon. Anything to get calories in. After a bit of camp tending, we set out for a quick jaunt to our cache at 13,500’. We retrieved all of our food and personal gear, then turned and headed back for camp. The afternoon was for relaxing, drying sleeping bags and clothes, wet wipe bathes, and general self care and rest. More than likely we’ll be resting tomorrow and training for the fixed lines.

Thanks for reading,

RMI Guides Pete, Robby, and Josh

An RMI Team in and out of the cloud at 14,200' Camp on Mt. McKinley, Alaska.  Photo: Dave Hahn

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So exciting to read your day to day progress. Vince and I send a special shout out to
Bob and Nicky. What a way to spend your 1st anniversary! Climb high!

Posted by: Deb Manetti on 5/23/2014 at 5:25 pm

Marko, Thinking of you. good luck, wishing you and the team good weather.

Posted by: Larry Dominguez on 5/23/2014 at 4:50 pm

Marko, save some food for the rest of them!

Posted by: Tatiana on 5/23/2014 at 6:11 am

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