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Denali Expedition: King & Team Rest Day at 17K Camp

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:47 PM PT

We had a slight breeze all night and while the flapping fabric was not enough to keep us up the first night at 17,200’, it had several people not sleeping well. The guides got up at 6:30 am to check the wind and weather. Snow was billowing up into the atmosphere and swirling down the slopes that we would need to climb. We pumped the brakes a bit to see what the heat from the rising sun would do to the winds. After a few more hours the snow was still spinning and we decided it was too late to begin a 12-hour summit bid. The early afternoon has us resting in warm tents and taking some laps around camp to force us to breath more. Just sitting in the tent won’t help us get ready tomorrow. Our plan is to get started shortly after the sun hits camp and be on top early afternoon. Everyone is feeling better then when we first got here yesterday and anxious to finish this wonderful expedition.

RMI Guide Mike King

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Comments (9)

Gareth you have got this!! We’re all cheering you on here in PSL. Can’t wait to catch up when you are back!

Take Care :)

Posted by: Port Sunlight Team on

Go team go, we are rooting for you Allan and for today’s summit!!!

Posted by: Bryan C-G on

Gaz-

All of us at the big blue U sending positive vibes!  Cant wait to hear your stories when you get back! Good luck!!

Posted by: Joshua Sternthal on

Fingers crossed and good luck for your summit bid. You all deserve it for your patience and commitment. Hope all goes well we are thinking of you all . Sue and John Rogers x.

Posted by: Susan Rogers on

Hi Allan and team,

You’re almost there.  We’re cheering for you!  This is such a big deal.  Maybe when you get this you will have already reached the summit! Cheers for you all!

Posted by: Stephanie Smith on

Hi Allan! The waiting must be rough, especially at that altitude, but it’s going to be soooo worth it when you get to the top! Hang in there!

Posted by: Chris on

Final push to top. So exciting!

Fingers crossed for fair weather. Step safe y’all!

Posted by: Susan Moore on

Hey gareth, almost there baby!! Keep it up.. u got this

Posted by: Meagan Jones on

Almost there.  We are so excited for you.  Breathe!!  This is amazing.  Not many people ever do anything Iike this.

Congratulations to your team for all their patience and training and friendship.

Posted by: Stephanie Smith on

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