Mt. McKinley: Upper West Rib Team Moves to 11,000’

Posted by: Eric Frank, Geoff Schellens | June 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,000'

Today we packed up our camp at 7,600’ on Mt. McKinley and began climbing at 8:30 AM under perfectly blue skies. Our team was strong and did very well on the move, despite the hot temps once the sun was high.  11,000’ Camp is currently the size of a small town with all the climbing teams that flew on the same day that we did. After setting up our new camp folks enjoyed an afternoon nap before dinner and hot drinks. We are all happy to be here at 11 camp.

Thanks for following along with us -

The Upper West Rib Team

An RMI Team camped at 11,000 ft on Mt. McKinley, Alaska.  Photo: RMI collection

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Team - I feel a bit of wimp here as I armchair mountaineer along with your great adventure.  I’m actually kind of envious of you all in that pristine and beautiful setting.  Keep up the good work and enjoy!

Posted by: Lisa Stenderup on 6/5/2014 at 8:53 pm

Mom Stenderup here… My Baby Boy is marching up a 20,000+ Foot mountain and I (with other Moms ) am stressing out!!!  However, what can I do at this point?.....,except cheer you on, pray for your safety…and send lots and lots of love ALL of you…because you are a TEAM!!!  “One for all , and all for one!”!!!

Posted by: Patty Stenderup on 6/5/2014 at 5:51 pm


Great job for you and your team.
I hope you take a lot of pictures.
Christian and I are following your progress and think of you and are a little jealous of your great adventure. :)

See you soon.


Posted by: Bianca on 6/5/2014 at 1:51 pm

You fellas have a new fan club here in North Carolina. Everyone at my office is rooting for you and have you in our prayers for success!

Posted by: Rita and BruceWightman on 6/5/2014 at 1:20 pm

March on John Brink Stenderup. I am right there with you. Love, Dad

Posted by: Kent Stenderup on 6/5/2014 at 9:55 am

Good work, guys! I’m sending lots of positive thoughts your way as you continue on the adventure.

Posted by: Kelly Gunderson on 6/5/2014 at 9:15 am

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