Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Camped at the Base of Ski Hill

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 07, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,800'

June 6, 2014 - 11:30 pm PT

70 years ago there was a landing much different than ours in a far away land. We are grateful for those past sacrifices.

Our landing was quite pleasant, leaving Talkeetna early and spending the morning packing up to head down the the Main Fork of the Kahiltna and make that crucial right turn towards Denali. The team did well and we made camp at the base of Ski Hill under clearing skies, alpenglow of the high mountains and a just past halt moon. Nice way to start it off.

After setting up shop, the crew is hunkered down for some well earned rest and if the weather smiles on us again, we’ll go higher tomorrow.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

An RMI Climber's Sled Load on the way to Mt. McKinley's 7800' Camp. Photo: Chris Villar

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Dawn-Hope the weather “smiles” for the rest of your climb!!
I’m living vicariously…

Posted by: Dana Marie Buchanan on 6/8/2014 at 7:31 pm

Sending George and Everyone lots of positive thoughts .... xxx Rosemary and Larry

Posted by: Rosemary and Larry on 6/8/2014 at 9:53 am

Sounds like you are doing great!  One step at a time.  Thinking of you!
Auntie B

Posted by: Becky on 6/8/2014 at 6:26 am

George, so happy to hear you guys are doing well! Keep on trucking the same way!!!
Miss you so much. XxxEliane

Posted by: Eliane on 6/7/2014 at 3:52 pm

We are glad to hear everyone is good.  Praying for good weather for the next leg.  Get some rest Chris. your family.

Posted by: Elizabeth on 6/7/2014 at 9:11 am

Great job…..pulling for you Scott!

Posted by: Rick on 6/7/2014 at 8:11 am

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