Mt. McKinley: Okita & Team Move to 11,200’ Camp

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leah Fisher, Nick Hunt | May 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

May 24, 2014 - 11:21 pm PT

Going to sleep last night we didn’t know exactly what morning would bring. The winds last night had picked up and was blowing spin-drift all around. We could hear the winds coming off Kahiltna Pass into the wee hours, but when we finally awoke and peeked out the vestibule of the tent we were happily surprised to find gloriously beautiful weather.

Our move up to our new camp couldn’t have gone better. The team crushed it! What a nice change from the loads we had making our single carries. Tomorrow we will head back down to our old camp to pick up the cache we buried there.

Getting in to camp at 1:30 this afternoon was almost like having half a rest day. We even built a ‘proper’ Posh House. This is a big shelter under which we cook and can all dine together. Tonight’s menu: Indian cuisine, served on a bed of rice and preceded by a tasty soup. Of course, this is always followed by an after dinner drink. Coffee, tea, hot cider or everyone’s favorite: hot cocoa.

Wish us luck on the weather front. It’s been good so far. But regardless of what happens, we’re sitting pretty right now and everyone is doing well and in good spirits.

A bientot from 11,200’ camp.

RMI Guides Brent, Leah and Nick

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You guys are doing awesome! We have been following the blog. Hope the weather is beautiful for you Nicky and Bob! <3 Jay and Cara!

Posted by: Cara Marton on 5/25/2014 at 3:43 pm

Hey Steven Hart, glad to hear all is going well! I have been following the blog daily.
Wishing you and the team good weather, be safe and enjoy. Hope the bites are helping with sustained energy as you climb McKinley. So impressive!

Posted by: Bianca on 5/25/2014 at 11:41 am

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