Mt. McKinley: Van Deventer & Team Hoping for a Move to 17K Tomorrow

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Robby Young, Josh Maggard | June 01, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

May 31, 2014 - 11:23 pm PT

The weather slowly cleared over the course of today. We woke to heavy snowfall, but calm winds, and the snow slowly eased through the day, clearing enough by the time we headed to the tents this evening to show blue sky over the West Buttress. The anticipation and excitement in the cook tent this evening was obvious, as we do plan to try to make the next jump tomorrow, climbing to 17k camp tomorrow. If all goes well, the next few days will be big, and will go by in a whirlwind. We’ll keep you all updated on our progress, and wish us luck!

RMI Guides Pete, Robby, Josh, and team

Mt. McKinley's 14K Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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Comments’s only 3000 feet..get errr done brahh!

Posted by: Remi on 6/2/2014 at 9:24 am

Good Luck Marko!  What an exciting adventure for all of you!


Posted by: Vickie on 6/2/2014 at 9:16 am

Marko good luck brother! Been following and I hope you guys move onward the next few days

Posted by: Justin D on 6/2/2014 at 8:04 am

Finally movement towards the summit is happening!
Good luck. Line dancing? Wow

Posted by: Frank Haasbeek on 6/2/2014 at 2:59 am

Wohoo! This is great news, finally! Marko, onward to 17k then, and the best of luck on your ascent. Hugs from Yosemite.

Posted by: Gina Badescu on 6/1/2014 at 9:14 pm

Marko and Team,
Hang in there weather will break soon for 17k, one step closer to the top.
Stay positive, Best of luck.  Larry

Posted by: Larry on 6/1/2014 at 7:56 pm

best wishes for 17m!

Posted by: nick spanakis on 6/1/2014 at 3:56 pm

Robert - don’t forget to line dance on the summit

Posted by: beng hoe on 6/1/2014 at 11:47 am

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