Mt. McKinley: Van Deventer & Team Comfortable at 14,000’

Posted by: Robby Young, Pete Van Deventer, Josh Maggard | May 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,000'

May 28, 2014 - 11:25 pm PT

We weren’t surprised to wake up to more snow and evidence of winds up high today. It’s part of the process, and it took the team one glance up to the Buttress to know that we’d be sitting in camp again today. To combat the sitting, we made a checkers/ chess board, with jolly ranches and butterscotch for checkers, and Robby’s artistic renditions for chess pieces. The forecast we got tonight looks like it may be another few days before we get our window, but spirits are high, and we’re very comfortable here at 14 until that time comes. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the shift in weather we’re looking for.

We’ll be in touch tomorrow.

RMI Guides Pete, Robby, Josh, and team

A panoramic view of life at 14,000 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: Billy Nugent

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Hope you get a break in the weather soon.
Hang in there.  Don’t eat all your game pieces.

Posted by: Lisa, Joe, and Gabe on 5/29/2014 at 8:59 pm

Hi Bob and Nicky Lowry…hang in there and God Bless all the climbers!
Love, Mom Dorothy

Posted by: Mary Beth Stein on 5/29/2014 at 1:53 pm

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