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Denali Expedition: Frank & Team Sort Gear and Food to Move to High Camp

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:48 pm PT

A fresh few inches of snow covered camp this morning as we waited for the sun to warm us up.  We slowly rolled out of our sleeping bags and ate a leisurely paced blueberry pancake breakfast.  The day was spent preparing for our move to 17,000' Camp tomorrow.  We sorted our gear into summit gear and gear we can leave here at 14,000' Camp as well as planned our food for our summit push.  The afternoon was full of movie watching and sport eating, a favorite Denali pastime.  After dinner and philosophical discussions, we all tucked into our tents to be rested for the coming days ahead.  

RMI Guide Eric Frank


Comments (14)

Let’s go James!!!!! You are such an inspiration.

Get down safe, can’t wait to hear all about it!

Posted by: Thomas on

Cheering you on Norm!!!
What an adventure!!
Prayers and lots of enthusiasm for you and the group!!!
Positive thoughts going your way!!

Love Laura & Mike

Posted by: Laura on

Frank, Norm & Team:
Patiently waiting for your summit attempt! The suspense is killing us!
SOOO many people on FB watching your progress, praying and routing for Norm and the whole team!
Thank you for keeping them safe, photos and updates.
Aunt Karen, some cousins and even teachers at my school are praying for you all.
We love and miss you, Norm!
XXOO Val, Nick, Christian, Clarabelle, and Mike!

Posted by: Valerie Cognetto on

Hey Eric! Farmer Dave here, Sending best wishes to you and your team!! Climb Strong!

Posted by: Dave Kestel on

Praying for your safe arrival to the Summit and safe return! It must be truly amazing. Go Norm! Allison and Jim

Posted by: Allison on

Hi Elliot & all your team members! The whole Simler family are cheering you on as you move to higher heights and this incredible journey! Carol & Dan

Posted by: Carol Simler on

The summit awaits Heidi and team! Happy to hear you cargo loaded on pancakes. We are all excited to hear about the move to 17,000’. The third graders are riveted by your successes. I share my screen to show you all off every time there is an update :)

When you get down to sea level in the Midwest, a new lime green kayak awaits you.

Hugs from us all. Goooooooooo team!

Posted by: Allison on

Elliot, Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain but all the happiness and growth occurs while climbing the mountain. Be safe and enjoy this experience. I bet it is truly amazing. Best wishes

Posted by: Chris on

Go Elliot!  Hope you are staying warm!  Best of luck on the next leg of your trip.  The snow blocks around your tent remind me of the igloo block makers kids have but adult size.

Posted by: Shelly on

We’re sure you started those philosophical conversations and we can’t wait to hear the stories.  Do you get to take a sled down the mountain?  Good luck and get home safely.
Christine and Neil
PS I was just kidding about the green jacket!

Posted by: Christine & Neil Bruins on

Norm- I will eat blueberry pancakes for breakfast until you summit!!  I will
Also chant….. “Summit!”  “Summit!” All day long!!!  ;)

Praying for good summiting weather!!  Love, Joanne

Posted by: Joanne Leonberger on

You got this !!  Go Norm :)

Posted by: julie and jeff on

Go Norm! Best of luck on summit day and remember that getting down is mandatory!

Posted by: Joe Colburn on

Go Norm!  We wish you the best of weather and luck on your way to the summit.  We’re looking forward to your stories and selfies with a Bumble.

XOXO, Scott & Wendy

P.S.: I won’t ride my new bike until you’ve returned. :-)

Posted by: Scott & Wendy Barrett on

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