Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Move Into 14K Camp

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Waking to perfect conditions, clear and near windless, we decided to saddle up and move on up to Genet Basin and make a new home at 14,000 feet. Our hard work yesterday really paid off, leaving us with a perfect trail to camp. It was even downright hot as we pulled into camp and we found a great camp left to us by our friends now living at 17,000 camp. Thanks.

It was still tough, but our team held together well and turned in early for some much needed rest. Tomorrow we will most likely retrieve our cache and spend the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the fixed lines higher up. Cross your fingers for some high pressure. A week would be plenty.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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All the best for the head wall and beyond. Let us know that you’re all doing fine please. 

Posted by: AK on 6/16/2012 at 2:53 pm

Great climbing everyone, keep it up.  Bob, the summit is around the corner, stay strong!  Everything good at home.

Posted by: John Spinks on 6/15/2012 at 7:11 pm

To Christel, sister ever: du bist klasse! Ich bin unglaublich stolz auf dich und schicke all meine Gedanken, dass sie dich wärmen und dir Kraft und durchhaltevermögen (und notfalls eine Extraportion Sauerstoff) geben! Love, Tropf

Posted by: Susann on 6/15/2012 at 2:24 pm

Way to go, team. Sounds like everything is progressing smoothly, and most of your hauling is done. Enjoy the village in Genet basin. K, keep those fingers warm, and get yourself up there! Best view in the world awaits. Best. SB

Posted by: Steve Bott on 6/15/2012 at 9:09 am

Glad to hear you had a clear and calm day ..that’s gotta make sticking it out through the storms more worth it.  I think my boss and friends may be getting tired of me excitingly telling them every single day the progress my dad and crew are making, on friggin’ Denali ..in Alaska!

Posted by: Dan on 6/15/2012 at 7:39 am

praying for high pressure - just want to see you all reach your goal…. We miss you Tony, love, Jill & kids!

Posted by: Jill Crumley on 6/15/2012 at 5:39 am

Wow, the team is doing great. Hope you get the high pressure you want. Make sure you get plenty of pictures. Keeping our fingers crossed for an easy up and down. Glad you really haven’t dealt with having to sit and wait like some of the teams higher than you.

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on 6/15/2012 at 5:00 am

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