Mt. McKinley: Hahn & Team Celebrate the 4th of July at 11K Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Ben Liken, Sean Collon | July 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

July 4, 2014 - 11:34 pm PT

In observance of Independence Day, we rested at 11,000 feet.  Having put in a pretty full seven days of work and in the hopes of maximizing our acclimatization before making the big jump to 14,000’, it seemed smart to take it easy in this beautiful place on a magnificent day.  So breakfast was at a leisurely pace once the sun made it around the West Buttress at 9:15.  We put a bunch of meat into fry pans over camp stoves for a-mid afternoon simulated barbecue.  For fireworks, we watched the sun blaze brilliantly in the Alaskan summer sky.  The team is excited for the move to 14K tomorrow.

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Looking up from Mt. McKinley's 11K Camp. Photo: Katy Reid

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Go KB and the rest of the team!! The view from the armchair is great!

Posted by: Geoff Clark on 7/5/2014 at 5:02 pm

Dave, Always enjoy your climbing blogs. Good luck and safe climbing to you and your group. (Jeff Olson of Whittaker/Viesturs climb turned Hahn/Tucker).

Posted by: Jeff Olson on 7/5/2014 at 10:06 am

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