Mt. McKinley: Knoff & Team Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Lindsay Mann, Andy Hildebrand | July 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 20,320'

July 6, 2014 - 11:00 am PT

Adam Knoff called the office with great news: The team reached the summit of Mount McKinley at 7:00pm last night!  Everyone is doing great and very happy.  They are packing up high camp and plan to head down to 14K camp to visit with Dave Hahn and team, then may continue on to 11,000’.  Their plan is to be at Basecamp tomorrow.

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

An RMI climber on McKinley's Summit Ridge. Photo: RMI Collection

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Awesome job team. Congrats Jay and mart and all. You will make it down soon!

Posted by: Susanlampas on 7/7/2014 at 2:53 pm

Awesome achievement Mark Skinner and team! Congratulations!

Posted by: Will Kerner on 7/7/2014 at 9:22 am

Congrats!  Nice work

Posted by: Keith Hartsfield on 7/7/2014 at 8:59 am

good job well done !!

Happy for you Mark

Posted by: peter on 7/7/2014 at 5:05 am

WOO HOO!!!  So happy for all of your hard work and accomplishment of making it to the summit.  Now travel down safe.  Mark Skinner, we here at the Downs household are so proud of your commitment and focus to this challenge.  Can’t wait to hear all about it when you return.  Sending love.  Deb

Posted by: Debra Downs on 7/7/2014 at 4:47 am

Congrats bro!

Posted by: sarah on 7/7/2014 at 1:44 am

Congrats on the summit Jay and Mary. Awesome work team. Way to stick to it. We’re all proud of you guys.

Posted by: Jeremy on 7/6/2014 at 9:04 pm

Way to go Jay and Mary. Btw, the yard looks good.

Posted by: Blake lewis on 7/6/2014 at 7:14 pm

Congrats Fatima and team!

Posted by: Kara Stinson on 7/6/2014 at 6:26 pm

Way to go all !  And Mark Skinner you rock.

Posted by: Steve di Costanzo on 7/6/2014 at 5:35 pm

Great news on my BD!! Congrats to all of the team members. Travel down safely, enjoy the first beer!

Posted by: Jane on 7/6/2014 at 5:07 pm

Dave!  I am proud of you Come down safe.

Posted by: Marie on 7/6/2014 at 4:32 pm

Congrats Lampi and the rest of the summit team!  Awesome accomplishment.  This blog is amazing offering a glimpse of all your travels.  Now Jay get back here, I need some Stats help :)

Posted by: Chad on 7/6/2014 at 4:11 pm

Way to go Andy and entire team!! I never doubted it for an instant. So happy for you. May everyone have a safe decent ,
Proud Dad

Posted by: Jerry Hildebrand on 7/6/2014 at 3:43 pm


Posted by: Bill & Linda on 7/6/2014 at 2:38 pm

Congrats, from sidecar and wee’s

Posted by: Nichol and Scott on 7/6/2014 at 1:33 pm

Bring it on home…....Mom

Posted by: Sue on 7/6/2014 at 1:09 pm

Hooray for reaching the summit!  So proud of you and your team.  Will wait for progress report on your descent!  Lots of love, Mom…and Merabeth

Posted by: Merabeth Lurie on 7/6/2014 at 12:56 pm

Way to go gang. Now slide down safely !!

Posted by: bob Skinner on 7/6/2014 at 11:14 am

Congratulations to the SUMMIT TEAM!!! Many thanks to your exceptional guides Adam, Lindsay and Andy for not only leading you to the top of Denali but getting you down safely too. Can’t wait to see my guys David, Alex and Evan :)

Posted by: amy st. angelo on 7/6/2014 at 10:51 am

Great News, congratulations to the team on your successful summit!
Best part of the trip, I am sure.
That’s half the job done, so take good care on the way down.

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 7/6/2014 at 10:33 am

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