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Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Enjoy a Day of Leisure, Training, and Preparation

June 6, 2014 - 8:37 pm PT

Today we woke to a grand flurry of climbers packing and moving up to the fourteen thousand camp. For us though, it was a day of rest and we crawled out of our sleeping bags after the sun warmed the air in the tents. We ate another great breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, and bacon, firing our spirits for a day of organizing our gear for tomorrow’s carry up to the 14,200ft camp.  We’ll once again be separated from a few of our goodie bags and the gear we will use on the upper mountain.

We had a great review of advanced crampon technique, ice axe use, and general efficiency skills needed for our continued success at altitude as we move higher up. The real climbing starts from here, and we’ll don our crampons and ice axe for climbing steeper, more technical terrain and entering the more challenging altitudes.

With this day of rest, light activity and acclimatization our carry should be no sweat for our crew. Send some more nice weather our way and we’ll let you know when our cache has landed at its next destination!

Cheers,
RMI Guides Tyler, Garrett, Bryan, and the crew

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Comments (9)

Thinking of you Jen and this incredible adventure you are on. Praying that the weather holds up and you will reach the summit soon. Lots of love.

Posted by: Aunt Marie on

Great job. Thinking of you, Dave and the whole crew.
Have a safe climb. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

Posted by: Bonnie on

Great news. Keep up the good work. Pictures are beautiful. love Dad.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on

Dave, take deep breaths and go slow! Thinking of you and the crew! Dick

Posted by: Dick on

Jen - Hope you are keeping all of the boys in line. :-) The pictures look beautiful and I can’t wait to read about your ascent to the 14,000’ camp. Glad the weather is holding for you guys!

Posted by: Nicole on

Have another safe day of climbing higher and higher.  Stay warm.  Andrew and Summer said “be safe Uncle D.G.”
Mom

Posted by: Caroline on

Hi, Paul. Sounds like all is well. Jeff and I sure enjoy the updates. Be safe.
Anita

Posted by: adonnelly on

Paul, don’t forget Puerto Rico is waiting for you after the climb—-bikini heaven, man!
Ben

Posted by: ben Alvarez on

Very excited to read your daily updates by the Guides. They are so descriptive and put us all ‘in the picture’ and we are there for you every step!  Photos too are amazing - thank you all!  Cathy

Posted by: Cathy Lambert on

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