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Denali - West Buttress Expedition

Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Will See What the Weather Brings in the Morning…

May 26, 2014 - 10:21 pm PT

Today is day 19 of our expedition, with twelve of those days spent at the 14k Camp. The weather forecast is not looking good for a summit attempt, as a significant weather system is supposed to hit Denali tonight, bringing snow and wind tomorrow. High winds are forecasted to persist for the next ten days. If this forecast verifies we will be headed downhill shortly, as we still have to make it back down the Kahiltna Glacier to Basecamp before waiting for good enough weather to fly back to Talkeetna. We will definitely wake up early tomorrow morning to see if we get lucky with a quick summit window, but none of us are holding our breaths. We will let you know how the weather treats us tomorrow.

Cheers,
RMI Guide Mike Walter

On The Map


Comments (3)

Oh, boy. Down to the wire! Hopefully we’ll touch base soon, but Outdoor Ed is Wed/Thurs/Fri. My forecasting skills will be unavailable when I’m up at Kelly’s. Get ‘er done!!

xoxo

Posted by: K2 on

Another Epic Walter Denali trip. Seems like you beat our 2011 camp 14k record - not one you were hoping for…Keep the spirits up and safe decent if that’s the call. Good luck!

Jeff

Posted by: Jeff Rapp on

Steve and Team,

The weather looks like crap for the next 10 days. The wind chills are down pretty far too.

Best of luck for a safe descent tomorrow.

Hike well and be safe.

Dad

Posted by: Bill Gately on

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