Mt. McKinley: Haugen and Team Working Hard at 11,000’ Camp

Posted by: Mike Haugen | June 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

June 17, 2014 - 7:14 pm PT

Once again the weather turned nasty overnight. We woke up to howling winds, snow, and low visibility. We waited until later in the morning and the weather began to get better.  We decided to do our back carry since the weather was just good enough to travel. We made great time getting back down to our cache at 10,000’. We dug up our cache and were reunited with much of the food and gear that we will not be using until higher up on the mountain. As we were headed back up to camp, the skies cleared somewhat and the weather was downright pleasant the rest of the day.
Our plan for tomorrow is to cache much of the same food and gear up towards 14,000’. This will take some of the weight off from our move day and help us acclimatize to higher altitudes.
Climb high and sleep low.

RMI Guide Mike Haugen and “The Ocho”

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Mike and Bruce,
We are eagerly awaiting each installment of the story! Happy climbing!
Kristina Stamatis

Posted by: Kristina on 6/18/2014 at 2:01 pm

Go Bruce! Wishing you well and remember to bring back some McKinley snow for me in a zip lock bag. =)

Posted by: Donald Chen on 6/18/2014 at 1:38 pm

Great Bruce… keep climbing.. Wishing you well.

Posted by: Hema Kasar on 6/18/2014 at 1:09 pm

Sounds aMAzing!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!
Love, Mom (of Josh)

Posted by: Marlowe on 6/18/2014 at 11:28 am

Go Josh! Miss you so much, sending love and luck from Liberia!

Posted by: Cat on 6/18/2014 at 10:52 am

Wish you all the best, Bruce! So proud of you.

Posted by: Shyamala on 6/18/2014 at 9:45 am

Great job Mike.  Wishing you well!

Posted by: Brigitte on 6/18/2014 at 9:42 am

Miss you Bruce.  All is well.  Glad for blogs

Posted by: Gwyn on 6/17/2014 at 8:41 pm

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