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Denali Expedition: Smith & Team Enjoy Well Deserved Rest Day

Hey-O,

A day of rest and preparation was what we needed. We started the day with a casual breakfast of breakfast burritos and coffee followed by a lot of down time. If we weren't napping, eating, or reading we were going through our gear and food separating it into piles, one that would stay with us and one that we would cache higher up. It is always a hard decision trying to decide what food to part ways with but it is always a fun moment when you are reunited in a couple days. Later in the afternoon we reviewed some cramponing techniques before heading to dinner. One of the highlights of the day was the evening entertainment, watching skiers manage their sled down motorcycle hill...lets just say there were some wipeouts but the skiers were all good sports as they skied into camp knowing they were the reality TV show of the night. As the sun started to hide behind some swirling clouds the temps dropped and it is time for bed. Tomorrow we will carry to 13,500' to off load some of our gear to make our move to 14,000' Camp lighter.

Till tomorrow,

RMI Guide Hannah Smith and team


Comments (4)

Hey Sami/ Hector
Is nice to hear all is going well with the team. I hope you are enjoying all that beauty. I wish I could be there.. perhaps one day.
Devin and the kids went backpacking this weekend to the Adirondacks they were going to be thinking on you so they said.
Father’s Day is approaching so hopefully Sunday gets to be an awesome day for you up there. Stay strong and listen to your body.
Sending you a big hug of strength .
Your sister !
You know which one .
Love you !

Posted by: Priscila Hernandez on

Great work Team Smith! It’s so worth all of the suffering, keep your eye on the prize!

Best wishes for great weather!

Ron Richmeier

Posted by: Ron Richmeier on

Hi Hector,

Fidel learned how to swim in the neighbor’s pool and Frida is very proud that she can make noise with the toy flute. I went rock climbing today and Sam had a fun sleepover last weekend. We are all so excited for you! Also, Jim Helms says Hi. Love you, Anna

Posted by: Anna Haring on

I’m sure Steven was a star on motorcycle hill !!!

Posted by: Mark B. Hodges on

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