Mt. McKinley: Beren’s Team at High Camp

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Josh Maggard | June 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Holy cow we made it up!  Leaving early, we passed RMI 4 at the base of the fixed lines, high fiving as we continued our climb. The team did a remarkable job making it to high camp in fine time. The West Buttress proper is the most fun part of the route and earns the namesake title. We cruised up to our cache at the base of Washburn’s Thumb and barely slowed down with the extra weight. Arriving at camp didn’t even require a coat once we stopped. The weather is perfect now and all we need is one more day and I’m sure the team will make it to the top. We are ready to outchill weather if it comes, but hopefully we can get one more day of this fantastic weather. Send us all good weather vibes if you please and we will check in tomorrow.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

A view up the fixed lines. Photo: Katy Reid

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Sweet they way i read this is you summited on an absolutley gorgeous day.  Way to go.

Posted by: Terry Kramer on 6/18/2013 at 12:24 pm

The KEI team is cheering you on.  Can’t wait to see the pics.  Barbara you are awesome and put us all to shame.  We are so very proud f you.

Posted by: Terry Kramer on 6/17/2013 at 8:55 am

Way cool cant wait to see pictures from summit, b safe team. Miss you and love you Barbara. Kalispell Montana

Posted by: jay rocha on 6/17/2013 at 4:45 am

Great job Team Beren! Sending all of you good weather vibes so you can ascend to the Summit. Michael, I miss you and love you. -Vien

Posted by: Vien Vail on 6/16/2013 at 9:19 pm

Taking Denali by the horns!
Cannot wait to see pictures from the top!
Admiring all of you dedicated, strong mountaineers from sea level.
Best of luck during this final push and of course sending the good weather vibes to you all.
Much love*
S Brownie

Posted by: S Brownie on 6/16/2013 at 8:52 pm

Stay the course, Team Beren, you are close to your goal.  Fair weather vibes and positive energy are flowing your way from Seattle.

Posted by: nsb on 6/16/2013 at 7:46 pm

Above all (which you almost are), stay safe.

Posted by: Bill and Kathleen on 6/16/2013 at 4:06 pm

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