Mt. McKinley: Beren and Team Make Carry to 9,600’ Camp

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 7,800'

Saturday, June 7th 10:36 PM PT

Greetings from our home at 7,800’ at the base of Ski Hill.

Today we carried big loads up to 9,600’ camp and made a cache. This allowed us to get in some mileage and take a day off the sleds. It also gives us a lighter move day tomorrow and every little bit helps!  Just before dinner it started to snow and we retreated to tents to rest up for the upcoming day. Cross your fingers for clearing skies and we’ll make the most of them.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

An RMI team at 7,800' Camp on Mt. McKinley, Alaska. Photo: Lindsay Mann

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George, Don’t forget to look up and enjoy the view!  Cyndi

Posted by: Cyndi on 6/9/2014 at 4:40 am

Jake…Hope you and the team are able to tag the summit…Godspeed…Thanks for your help on Rainier two Septembers ago…Waltero

Posted by: waltero glovedr on 6/9/2014 at 4:27 am

Butterflies gone; the slog begins! Enjoy each hour. The summit comes and goes, but the journey lasts a life time. Breath it in! Paul

Posted by: Paul on 6/9/2014 at 3:57 am

A shoutout to Dawn and the team as you climb higher and higher!  I can barely imagine what it takes to do what you are endeavoring to do!  We are all sending good wishes for your continued success.  Xoxox
Mommeg and your East Coast Family

Posted by: Meg Scata on 6/8/2014 at 8:56 pm

Keep on trucking, Jorge. Sending some alpine mojo your way!

Posted by: Mark on 6/8/2014 at 8:15 pm

I am so proud of you Chris. I just wanted to let you know that Lena and NPH both grabbed the Tonys tonight and I wish you were here so we could celebrate but I know they are both proud of you too. Can’t wait to celebrate with you soon. Enjoy every moment and get back safe!

Posted by: Leah on 6/8/2014 at 6:26 pm

George, Wow! I think our daughter said it all…Ha!
Eric and I got back home today, all is good and we’re still sending you and your
team positive vibes! Many wishes from family in Canada xxx Eliane

Posted by: Eliane on 6/8/2014 at 6:13 pm

Scott and team:

This is so awesome and I am living vicariously through you!  Enjoy the experience.

Aunt Patti

Posted by: Patti on 6/8/2014 at 3:08 pm

Jake - hope the team behaves themselves, and the weather gods smile. Have a great climb.

Posted by: Peter Rogers on 6/8/2014 at 2:27 pm

Dad - you’re a sofa king good climber and all my friends think you’re a badass because you do awesome shit like climbing bigass mountains. Yes, this is the vocabulary of your almost post-grad daughter. Ya done good. Keep thinking about that beautiful first glass of wine you’ll drink as soon as you get back, and the new medallion you’ll get to put on your desk in your office after you summit. You’re going to kill it tomorrow!!!!!
Love you to the summit and back!
-Jessica

Posted by: Jessica Richter on 6/8/2014 at 1:11 pm

Chris at the Rays/Mariner game. 90degrees outside today in Tampa FL.  Wishing you and the team good weather and safe climbing on the next leg.  Stay safe. Love the family.

Posted by: Elizabeth koerner on 6/8/2014 at 10:59 am

Hi Scott and Team. I am envious of your journey!  What a great experience and adventure.  Best of luck to all of you as the summit gets closer. A lot of work I know but it is so beautiful!!!
Love,
Mom

Posted by: Mom on 6/8/2014 at 10:26 am

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