Mt. McKinley: Okita & Team Back in Camp

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leah Fisher, Nick Hunt | June 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

June 5, 2014 - 1:44 am PT

We’re all safely back in camp, horizontal and happy at 17,200’ on Mt. McKinley. And to no small degree exhausted.
It was a perfect day: sunny and calm with never more than a 5-10 mph wind. But mostly calm. A lot of other climbers were taking advantage of the good weather too, but traffic was nicely spread out.
Tomorrow is another big day as we descend to 11,200’ camp to retrieve our cache and get on to a night time schedule.
All for now. It’s cold and I too am ready to get horizontal.

Goodnight from RMI Guide Brent Okita

An RMI Team securely protected at 17,200 ft Camp on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: Linden Mallory

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Hey Rick Popp!
Fantastic my friend!!  I buy the beer and you tell me all about the summit.  I talked to Dan on Wednesday and he was watching you to.  Looks like you have many others watching this adventure of yours as well. Safe travels till you get home.  Scott

Posted by: Scott DeWaard on 6/6/2014 at 5:49 am

Yay Steve!!! and team - congrats - Now come home and climb!!

Posted by: Team Fairway on 6/6/2014 at 4:55 am

How great to watch your adventure progress! Thanks Bruce Terry for the links to this blog and your tracker. I’ll keep watching and enjoying from here as you get to enjoy your view!! How amazing!! God Bless…

Posted by: Gayle Neborak on 6/5/2014 at 11:14 am

Congrats!! What an accomplishment!! So proud of you, Brady! Thank your team and guides for keeping you all safe! Can’t wait to hear all about your experience! Safe travels down and home!

Posted by: Beth and Jack Smith on 6/5/2014 at 10:49 am

Brady, Bruce, and team…..the O’Mara family are so proud of you and relieved that you are making your way back down….prayers continue for safe steps all the way!!  We love all of you!!
Ed & Nancy O’Mara and family

Posted by: Nancy O'Mara on 6/5/2014 at 10:22 am

Woohooooo!! Congratulations, Brady, Bruce and Team Okita.  A well deserved summit it was, and I’m sure a much better summit for having had you visit it. Cold beers, hot showers, awesome food, cozy beds and lots of high fives and big hugs await all of you. Be safe and see you soon, Brady O’Mara.  We love you, and we love your guides for keeping you safe.

Posted by: Jane O'Mara on 6/5/2014 at 8:16 am

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