Mt. McKinley: Hahn & Team Weather the Storm at 14,000’

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Ben Liken, Sean Collon | July 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

It snowed through the night and into the morning here at 14,200 ft.  Not heavily, and there wasn’t much wind finding our camp, so it wasn’t like it was an awful or epic storm.  But it was enough of a storm to keep us from going climbing today.  We caught the odd view of the mountainside through occasional cloud breaks in the morning and saw dramatic avalanche scars in the Messner Couloir and Orient Express that matched the rumbling we’d heard.  After a long breakfast, we turned the day into a rest day to shore up our acclimatization.  By evening, the clouds were breaking up and it seemed that weather was improving again.  We’ll try again tomorrow.

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn & Team

14,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: Brent Okita

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