Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Back Carry to 14K Camp

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 15, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Climbing consistently gives you opportunities to improve, especially on Denali. A summit day is possible only after weeks of getting in position. During those weeks we are dedicating ourselves to improving all aspects of our game.

This morning we took the lessons of yesterday’s approach to go pick up our cache at Windy Corner. Getting ready in the cold morning will pay off as we move higher. The crew did well on the back carry and the little bobbles in our rigging were addressed when we got back with everyone taking a little time to do some homework dialing in their cold weather systems.

Tomorrow we will rest here at 14,000’, reviewing fixed lines, running belays and if we have some visibility, taking a short cruise to THE EDGE OF THE WORLD for some views. Then it all depends on the weather, but the team is feeling great.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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Happy Fathers Day Jim!  Hope you are having a fun adventure.  Halsey: sunscreen!!! Give each other a hug for us.  Love Anne and Jack

Posted by: Anne on 6/16/2012 at 10:36 pm

Ross and K,

Keep plugging away! Take some pics tomorrow at the edge of the world.  Been thinking of you guys today, hope all is well with tent life and the elements. Try to keep everything dry!  A dry hand is a happy hand.  Your in the middle of it, enjoy the views.  -Dave

Posted by: dave kolar on 6/16/2012 at 7:36 pm

Happy Fathers day Tony Crumley!  This will be a fathers day you will never forget, stay warm love Jill and kids

Posted by: Jill crumley on 6/16/2012 at 6:49 pm

Stay safe!! Praying for everyone!  Kathy

Posted by: Kathy Spinks on 6/16/2012 at 6:03 pm

Bob, amazing progress, you will be making that “casino slots” sound on the summit real soon.  Proud of you brother, keep it up!

Posted by: John Spinks on 6/16/2012 at 10:44 am

Hi Dad, Happy early Father’s Day!! Hope you make it to the edge of the world tomorrow.

Love,

Maya

Posted by: Maya on 6/16/2012 at 9:17 am

To Christel: ich kann dich fast sehen, wie du mit back Pack und Co durch den Schnee bergan kommst. Das cardiotraining macht sich sicher “bemerkbar”, Dawn wird fast so stolz auf dich sein wie ich es bin. Sister ever:-)

Posted by: Susann on 6/16/2012 at 12:45 am

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