Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Can’t Get No Satisfaction!

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Garrett Stevens | June 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 16, 2014 11:05pm PT

Well, the Rolling Stones hit the nail on the head with this one. We’ve sort of adopted it as our theme song of the day, as the weather continued to thwart upward movement for our team. Temperatures and wind in camp were more conducive to resting inside than hanging around outside, and the team spent most of the day relaxing in our posh, eating pancakes and sharing stories with the other climbers who stayed in camp.

While the forecast isn’t the greatest we’ve seen, we’re still hoping for a window of high pressure for a summit attempt this week. We are getting close to a go/no go date, but spirits remain high and the stoke for the experience is strong. Keep sending the positive vibes and we’ll do our part if the mountain cooperates!! Cheers from a well-lived-in 14K camp,

RMI Guides TJ, Garrett, Bryan and the No Troubles Crew

 14,00' Camp on Mt. McKinley. RMI Photo Collection

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D.G.  I know you want this weather to straighten up so you guys can get a chance at the summit.  Crossing my fingers that chance will come real soon. Have you all started numbering the stories yet? Love, Mom

Posted by: Caroline on 6/17/2014 at 6:52 pm

Jen - Sorry to hear that the weather is uncooperative, but it will make it that much sweeter when you do get a chance to go higher. I’m sending my strongest clear calm weather vibes!

Posted by: Nicole on 6/17/2014 at 6:15 pm

Hey gang, just thought I’d let you know that hot showers and cold beer are as lovely as you remember!

Jake, you’d have REALLY enjoyed the journey down…let’s just say you don’t need to lug that Reese Witherspoon poster any further up…

Hoping for a perfect weather window soon so you masochistic freaks of nature can show McKinley who’s boss!! She won’t know what hit her!

With tongue in cheek and tail between legs,
Will - The Token Canadian

P.S. No Troubles? More like Needs Therapy!!

Posted by: Will Ivy on 6/17/2014 at 1:14 pm

Hey Jen I guess you are still at 14000 camp. Wish you the best in the next fee days. Love Mom

Posted by: Terry on 6/17/2014 at 1:06 pm

Hi Jennifer…..have said a little prayer that you and your team makes it to the summit!!  Love…Karen

Posted by: Karen Pratte on 6/17/2014 at 12:30 pm

We’re all praying to the Mountain Gods to smile on you. Stay safe and warm and full. Love Dad.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on 6/17/2014 at 10:26 am

Happy to share my Hot Flashes with the Team!
You have the best guide so hope for the best weather!

Posted by: sjp on 6/17/2014 at 10:22 am

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