MT. McKinley: Beren and Team Move to 9,500’

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 10, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 9,500'

Do two times constitute a trend?  Probably not, but today did share a few similarities with yesterday. We woke to a little squirrelly weather with a few inches of snow on the tents and it was unclear whether heading up was a good idea or not. We watched the skies and eventually decided to move. As we climbed into the whiteout above camp and onto Ski Hill proper, the snow stopped and we enjoyed pockets of visibility. It was downright hot as we pulled into camp with an excellent down glacier view. We were able to go down to baselayers as we built camp and as soon as we finished setting up shop it began to snow. Now we are enjoying a hot beverage before some Tortellini a la Thomas for dinner. Tomorrow we’ll see what happens in the sky and hopefully move to 11 camp.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Ascending Ski Hill on Mt. McKinley toward 9,500 ft camp.  Photo: RMI Collection

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To Christel: liebste Grüße und eine nächtlich wärmende, feste Umarmung, Tropf

Posted by: Susann on 6/10/2012 at 11:35 am

Message for Bob…Could not be prouder of you brother!

Posted by: John Spinks on 6/10/2012 at 10:06 am

Message to Tony….....39 weeks and holding.

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on 6/10/2012 at 9:52 am

looks like you guys are making great progress, keep up the good work!

Posted by: Dan on 6/10/2012 at 8:29 am

Jake: Brings back memories! I assume Aconcagua is nothing like Denali (I’m climbing with you in December). Say hi to Elias for me. He may not remember but he helped me down the mountain last June when I got sick.

Posted by: Madhu on 6/10/2012 at 7:48 am

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