Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Rest at 11,000’

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 12, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Throughout the night the clouds surrounding camp started to produce snow and dropped over a foot around our tents. Plans are always in flux up here and our carry higher on the mountain has been postponed. The crew is unfazed, merrily digging out our home and relaxing with a big salmon and bagel breakfast. Another round of digging and a bit of rest before our upcoming potluck lunch. Down days can be productive, storing up strength for higher up on Denali and fine tuning the essential camp skills required for the future. That’s all for now, cross your fingers for a break in the weather and we’ll check in later.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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Yo Eric & Elias!  Keep up the good work.  We’re pulling for you!  Can’t wait to see the summit pictures!  Wayne, Ian & Zach

Posted by: Wayne on 6/14/2012 at 4:17 am

Ross and K.  Hopefully everything is working out in the tent.  Fate kept me here for this one.  I cant wait to hear the stories.  Remember to keep your water bottles and the tuna salad in your bags!!  Stay warm guys! - Dave

Posted by: dave kolar on 6/13/2012 at 7:06 pm

Can’t wait to hear when you guys reach the top of that bump :)  enjoy & we miss you down here!

Posted by: Margo on 6/13/2012 at 6:24 pm

Eric, greetings from the Chicago Research Pod! Your harness has proven quite useful for us here in the conference room. Your climb looks exciting! Best of luck reaching the summit. We look forward to seeing the very important picture you will take with the special flag…

Posted by: Arielle on 6/13/2012 at 11:44 am

Keep it up ma. Lola is in fine spirits she has been training hard on the kayak course for your return! Enjoy the views and remember a german machine never breaks.

Posted by: Louie on 6/13/2012 at 11:08 am

Hi Dad, Hope you are staying warm and the weather clears up soon. Some news from below: Burger King just came out with a bacon sundae.  Maybe you all can come up with something similarly heart healthy up there!

Posted by: Maya on 6/13/2012 at 9:27 am

Christel - this is beyond exciting - can’t wait to read the next blog. love, Ellie

Posted by: Ellie Zartman on 6/13/2012 at 7:34 am

Amazing to be able to read about the progress. Hope you’re all having a great time. Keep on keeping on. Rick

Posted by: Rick on 6/13/2012 at 6:45 am

good luck for the climb, may the mountain spirits be with you.

Posted by: michael snoek on 6/13/2012 at 12:43 am

Bob, sounds like you are right on track for the summit!  Been giving Dad daily updates on your progress…press on!

Posted by: john Spinks on 6/12/2012 at 6:12 pm

It sounds like the weather is nice and cold….lucky you!  Stay safe!

Kathy Spinks

Posted by: Kathy Spinks on 6/12/2012 at 6:04 pm

Please acknowledge for the family that Tony got his messages.

Thanks Jake!

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on 6/12/2012 at 4:36 pm

Hi Guys! I am EliasĀ“s brother from Spain. I hope you will have nice weather as soon as posible to continue in the way to the summit!
Keep going!

Posted by: jorge de andres on 6/12/2012 at 2:03 pm

Fingers already crossed, not only for the weather:-) Let the (relative) hight increase the number of your Mitochondrien (that’s he German Term). Crispi, vieltausend xoxos, Tropf

Posted by: Susann on 6/12/2012 at 12:33 pm

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