Mt. McKinley: Beren and Team Move to 7,800’

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 08, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,800'

When we woke early this morning we weren’t sure what the day had in store for us. The cloud deck dropped during breakfast and no one could really tell if it was raining or snowing. We returned to the tents to wait for a trend to emerge and in about an hour made the call to try to leave basecamp for higher pastures. We had perfect conditions to make our way to the base of Ski Hill and set up camp at the confluence of the Main and Northeast Forks of the Kahiltna Glaciers. As soon as camp was buffed out, it started to snow and we are enjoying a little siesta before dinner.

If the weather is cooperative we will move higher tomorrow to get within striking distance of 11 Camp and the upper mountain.

Hope all is well down South!

RMI Guide Jake Beren

7,800 foot camp on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection Ascending Ski Hill on the Lower Kahiltna Glacier, Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Great to have the opportunity to virtually follow your tour. To Christel: Aunt ever I am so proud you are doing this, one day we might tackle the Matterhorn together ;)

Posted by: Wenke Stalling on 6/10/2012 at 1:07 am

Bob~Kristi made it to Rwanda, after 27 hours!! Now you have to make it to the top!
Kathy

Posted by: Kathy Spinks on 6/9/2012 at 12:37 pm

Keep up the good work you guys!  Excellent!

Posted by: Mark Rickert on 6/9/2012 at 10:28 am

Stunning images… For Christel: ich folge dir “mental” und bin super stolz auf meine Schwester ever:-)
Tropf

Posted by: Susann Stalling on 6/9/2012 at 7:40 am

Awesome images and posts - thanks for the updates!  We are scheduled to step on to the mountain on June 14 - we may see you somewhere along the way.

Posted by: Lee Hoedl on 6/8/2012 at 7:40 pm

Glad to see how well the team is doing.  To my brother Bob, keep it up, you and the team are in my prayers…to the top!

Posted by: John Spinks on 6/8/2012 at 5:32 pm

Glad to see you are moving right along.
Message for Tony Crumley you are not a grandpa yet. Eli is being a stubborn little guy.

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on 6/8/2012 at 2:16 pm

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