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Denali - West Buttress Expedition

Mt. McKinley: Van Deventer & Team Move to 14,000’

May 22, 2014 - 1:55 am

We are tucked in tight at 14,200’!

It was a beautiful, clear morning, so we crashed our camp along with a few other groups, cached our sleds and snowshoes (no one was sorry to leave them behind), and once more pointed our feet towards Motorcycle Hill. The going was a lot easier today with the trail that we put in yesterday having had a fair amount of traffic. We passed through a once more windless Windy Corner, and headed for 14,000’ with everyone moving well under heavy packs. Mike Walter and team were at 14,000’ to greet us, and made our move in easy, helping with water, tent platforms, and a kitchen. We definitely owe them a big thanks. We lose the sun a bit earlier here, and the extra three thousand feet definitely makes itself evident in the temperature. No one needed coaxing to crawl into the sleeping bags and call it a day.

We are psyched to finally be here, in position to set ourselves up for a summit bid. It’s nice to check off another milestone too. We’ll let you know what adventures tomorrow brings.

RMI Guides Pete, Robby, and Josh

On The Map


Comments (2)

Chuck and Steve hang tough. Everyone sending there love

Posted by: Charles Floyd on

Sent O2 this morning. It will be there on June 9th :)

Love you Chuck!

Posted by: Joellen Floyd on

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