Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Back in Talkeetna

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 348'

June 22, 2014 - 8:16 pm PT

It seems bizarre to have been in deep winter this morning at 14K Camp, waiting on the snow to stop, and now in summery Talkeetna. But here we are. The snow did let up enough for us to load up some BIG packs and make our way down the mountain. We descended under a beautiful crescent moon until the typical storm conditions at 11K Camp abated and we were able to trade the GPS for some sunscreen. The lower glacier was in fine condition and the team put in another solid effort, putting us at the runway ten minutes before our first plane landed. The journey today was tough, but all were up for the challenge and now are enjoying that first shower in civilization before a meal prepared on something other than a MSR stove. It’s good to be back.

Thanks to a fantastic team for an amazing expedition and everyone back home who helped make it happen. We were lucky enough to get to see the view from up top and all the hard work paid off. Nice job everyone.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

The Talkeetna Airstrip in view after a successful Mt. McKinley expedition. Photo: RMI Collection

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Congratulations Jared!!!! Such a huge accomplishment.  We look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. 

The Data Systems Team

Posted by: Trina Roskelley on 6/24/2014 at 9:40 am

Well Done Team!!!  Congratulations !~!  Rosemary

Posted by: Rosemary on 6/23/2014 at 11:44 am

George and team - great accomplishment!!
glad to get you back safely.
can’t wait to here about the adventure.
Duane

Posted by: Duane on 6/23/2014 at 10:11 am

Thank you every body of the team for coming back safe and sound. Thank you again!

Posted by: Hye on 6/23/2014 at 8:41 am

Congratulations Jake for a very successful expedition!
George and your team must be very proud to have
had you as their leader! Thank you to the whole team! George can’t wait to
see you soon! Eliane

Posted by: Eliane on 6/23/2014 at 5:38 am

So glad everyone is back safe.  Enjoyed your daily adventure from the teams blog.  So proud Chris, YOU DID IT! mom

Posted by: elizabeth.koerner on 6/23/2014 at 4:01 am

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