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Denali Expedition: Walter & Team Reach Summit, Return to 17K

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 11:20 pm PT

Everything came together for us today and we made a successful summit bid of Denali and, more importantly, we returned to High Camp safely. Clear skies and moderate temperatures made for an enjoyable day of climbing. Light west winds kept a nip to the air all day. The route was in great condition and we got out ahead of everyone so we didn't experience any traffic jams. Our team climbed strong and efficiently, with a round trip time of 9 1/2 hours. Back at camp we ate dinner and worked on rehydrating. Everyone crawled into their tents pretty early for some well-earned and much-needed rest. Tomorrow we'll begin our descent. Our itinerary is up in the air, and first we'll focus on climbing safely back down to 14k. The weather looks good for traveling; we'll keep you posted on our progress. Now it's time for some zzz's.

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Comments (21)

Congratulations Brad !  I knew you would get it this time.  Enjoy this moment.  We are all are looking forward to seeing you back home.
Have a safe descent!

Posted by: Brian Beatty on

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations, Nick and the rest of the crew! Overjoyed for you all!!

Posted by: Rosie Read on

Bravo Mike + Team, Walter

Posted by: Walter Glover on

Wowwwww!!! Congrats to everyone!!! Proud of you Albert!!!

Posted by: Jordi on

Woo hooooo!!!! A big congratulations to all!!! Way to go!!!! See you soon Michael!!

Posted by: Anne P on

Congrats!!  Can not wait to see pictures & hear all about it, Brad.  What an accomplishment!

Posted by: Angie on

So happy for all of you. Congratulations. Juanito, I can’t wait to see you and hear everything about it. You make us proud. To Walter and the guides, thanks for keeping all safe.

Posted by: Maria Alexandra Velez on

Uncle Mike!!! (Kimmell)  congrats! Hope your Sherpa didn’t carry all your crap and you didn’t run out of gummy bears. See you in July.

Posted by: john chupa on

Congrats Nick Read & entire team. We are so proud of you. Way to go!!!

Posted by: Julie & Dan Read on

MAK! Beer and barbecue on me! Big high five!!!! You did the darn thing!

Posted by: SP on

Well Done!!!!!! Can’t wait to see the pictures and hear the stories!

Posted by: Sarah Read on


Posted by: Scott Pederson on

AMAZING! Congratulations to all of you for pushing hard and reaching the summit!!! Safe travels back down ❤️

Posted by: Shelby Read on

WAY. TO. GO!!!!!

Posted by: Donald Meagher on

Wonderful!  Congratulations to everyone!!!

Posted by: Anne kimmell on

Congratulations, Team! Well earned and fought for. Now rest up, and finish your descent safely! You are almost to warm showers.

Posted by: Rae on

Amazing! We are thrilled for all of you!  Congratulations!’ Safe travels to all as you descent.

Posted by: Patti Duckworth Read on

Well done everyone!  Safe travels back down.

Posted by: Mark Westling on

So proud of you all!!  What an experience.  David, we can’t wait to talk to you and hear about this amazing adventure.  Love, Mom and Dad

Posted by: Deb Beaudway on

Absolutely thrilled for you all! CONGRATS!!!

Posted by: Jami on

Unbelievable feat. As an old guy beyond my prime, I am in awe. Congrats to all and to RMI for their professionalism.

Posted by: Paul Kent on

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