Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Make Back Carry

Posted by: Jake Beren | June 11, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

We awoke at dawn. Not all that impressive because dawn is at least 8 hours a day this time of year. Once awake we had a beautiful cruise down to our cache at the corner of the Kahiltna Glacier with great visibility in the early morning light. We loaded our packs and reveled in the absence of the sleds/anchors and even picked up the pace a bit to help with our acclimatization. Back at camp it was second breakfast, a nap and a bit of technical review before dinner. Tomorrow, if the mountain allows, we will carry towards 14 camp and return to 11,200 feet to recover.

That’s all from here, the team is doing great and looking to take it higher tomorrow!

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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Way to go Eric! We are all following along with your journey here. Your two nephews and goddaughter wish you good luck and are anxiously awaiting your return. Noah and Ethan climbed the big sand dune at Warren Dunes this past weekend and Noah asked if it was as big as the mountain you were climbing. I told him it was close…

Posted by: Zach Schafer on 6/12/2012 at 7:24 am

Bob, keep it up bro, I know you can do it, one step at a time.  You have a great team and the best of guides…to the top!

Posted by: John Spinks on 6/12/2012 at 4:56 am

Tony Crumley he looks like Shane and screws up his face and cries just like Em. It is hilarious and amazing. Congrats Chief Pa.

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on 6/12/2012 at 2:39 am

Tony Crumley you are doing great! You have a special 7.7lbs package to hold when you come down off Your mountain! Eli Robert David Bragg was born June 12th at 202AM. Congrats pa and we are so proud of you

Posted by: JiLl crumley on 6/12/2012 at 12:32 am

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