×

Log In

Or

Register With Us

    • *required fields


      The password must meet the following criteria:

      • At least 8 characters
      • At least 1 lowercase letter
      • At least 1 uppercase letter
      • At least 1 number
      • At least 1 symbol (allowed symbols: !?@#$%^&/*()[]{}><,.+-=;)
    • Keep up to date with information about our latest climbs by joining our mailing list. Sign up and we'll keep you informed about new adventures, special offers, competitions, and news.

×
×

Check Availability

RMI Logo

Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Attempt to Fly

We loaded our on two de Haviland Otter turbo prop single engine airplanes this morning and took off for Kahiltna Base Camp. The flight over the tundra was beautiful as we soared beneath a low ceiling of clouds. As we approached the range it became apparent that our normal access points of One Shot and Second Shot Passes were not options due to the low clouds. So the pilots opted to try “the long way”, which means accessing the Kahiltna glacier at its toe and following it up toward Base Camp. The problem was that as we gained elevation on the glacier the cloud did not, and eventually we were flying in the cloud, a thick pea soup, with very little visibility. So the team of K2 pilots made the prudent decision to turn around and head back for Talkeetna. 
We spent the rest of the day on stand by to see if weather would improve. It did not, and in fact it deteriorated a little. We’ll play the same game tomorrow, with a less than ideal forecast. The good news is that high pressure looks to be moving our way soon!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

On The Map


Comments (2)

Good prudent decision of the K2 pilots.  Thanks for keeping it safe.  Hope the high pressure comes in with better weather.

Posted by: Susan Royce on

Clouds be gone!

Posted by: Mike Watt on

Leave a comment for the team

* required fields

More to Explore

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit

May 11, 2019

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Descend from Crater Rim

May 12, 2019

Filter By:

Sign up for Expedition Dispatches

check the Summit Registry try our Adventure Finder alerts for 2020 RAINIER DATES
Back to Top

Sign up for our Newsletter

    *required fields
    • Keep up to date with information about our latest climbs by joining our mailing list. Sign up and we'll keep you informed about new adventures, special offers, competitions, and news.
      privacy policy

Thank you for subscribing to the RMI Expeditions Newsletter!

While you're at it, you can sign up some of our other mailings as well:

Please choose the programs you'd like updates on: