Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Carry Day

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 14, 2014 - 10:37 am PT

Despite a marginal forecast, we awoke to perfectly workable conditions. Packing up our cacheables, we busted moves up the hills Motorcycle and Squirrel to get to the Polo Fields. There it began to snow lightly but never got too bad and we were able to make it all the way to Mt. McKinley’s 14K Camp in great style.

At 14K, we ran into our friends on the other RMI teams and always great to see some friendly faces in such a wild zone. Tomorrow we plan to rest up and move as soon as the weather allows.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Pulling sleds on Motorcycle Hill, Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection

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Dawn, good job!  Proud of you and team!

Posted by: hye on 6/15/2014 at 11:00 am

Oops the view!

Posted by: Heidi on 6/15/2014 at 8:32 am

George - is this climb a reaction to dealing with the Green “C” that we took on our family camping trips - Hope all is well and that you are enjoying the LvH

Posted by: Heidi on 6/15/2014 at 8:32 am

Hey Chris - Been reading about your climb everyday. You know I’d check up :)
Good thoughts for you and the team. Jim

Posted by: Jim on 6/14/2014 at 10:29 pm

Hey George! Eric, Jessica and I celebrated my birthday in a fine Brazilian restaurant in Seattle, and the only thing missing, was you! So happy you and your team are advancing and the weather helping! Keep up the good work and I hope your feet are ‘happy’. Miss you!

Posted by: Eliane on 6/14/2014 at 8:21 pm

Steadfast and safely! Keep it going!

Posted by: Carl on 6/14/2014 at 3:40 pm

Greetings from Stillwater where we are drinking wine and enjoying fine artisan cheeses by the lift bridge. And enjoying the news of your progress. Thinking of you all and sending warm wishes.

Posted by: Kathie on 6/14/2014 at 3:31 pm

Sending positive vibes from NY today! So proud of you Chris! Xo

Posted by: Leah on 6/14/2014 at 1:56 pm

Nice work, Jorge! I know you’re good for 14,400 so no supplemental any time soon. We’re eating tapas and drinking sangria in Espana in your honor so here’s a salud to the next camp. Adios amigo,

Posted by: Mark on 6/14/2014 at 1:19 pm

Wahoo. So glad the day went well for all. Chris we are so excited for you.  Warm wishes to all from 90 degree weather in Florida.  Rest up and keep safe. Love mom and dad

Posted by: elizabeth koerner on 6/14/2014 at 12:16 pm

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