Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team to the Edge of the World

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 16, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Today we enjoyed the luxury of waking to the sun on the tents, avoiding the early morning cold. Once up and fed, we took a fantastic walk to THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. Perfect views of the lower Kahiltna Glacier 7,000 feet below our perch and we all took turns peeking over the edge and snapping a few photos. Don’t worry friends and family, we were on belay the whole time.

For the afternoon we rested and welcomed the RMI 4 team after their stylish send on Denali yesterday. Nice job everyone!

Then it was back to work, setting up a fixed line practice and trying as many variations as possible to prepare for the cache tomorrow. Now it’s dinner time, catch y’all tomorrow.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

View from the Edge of the World

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Congratulations team! Good luck on the descent as well.

Posted by: AK on 6/21/2012 at 11:43 am

Hey paps!!!!!!!!
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!!! There is a pecan pie waiting for you at the summit, so scurry on up there and get your butt back home!!!
Miss you! Cant wait to fatten you up when your back with all our celebratory dinners!!
Love, Sarina

Posted by: Sarina Karwande on 6/17/2012 at 12:50 pm

Happy Father’s Day!! We are glad you are doing something you love. Hope you are having a great day on the mountain, we miss you!

Maya and Sarina

Posted by: Maya on 6/17/2012 at 11:44 am

Hi Jim and Halsey,
I just found the wonderful blog today. Great photo on June 16. Good luck with the weather. Happy Fathers’ Day, Jim.

Posted by: Kate on 6/17/2012 at 11:12 am

Bob, have a great Father’s Day on the mountain!  Gave Dad a call today on the team’s progress.  The summit is closing in, praying for your and the team’s continued safety.  Your hard training is paying off, you’re almost there and will be headed home with some great memories, see you soon.

Posted by: John Spinks on 6/17/2012 at 10:14 am

Heh Team Beren - I’m channeling some temperate weather your way from Santa Barbara CA. Special shout out to Ross from those gambling fools Nomar and Howard “the odds are in your favor”.  So happy you got that great view and it goes without saying happy Father’s Day to all the dads on the mountain.

Posted by: Carla Bustos on 6/17/2012 at 6:56 am

Hi, Bob and John
Hope your doing well. I’m setting here icing my knee, praying for you guys.
Good luck

Posted by: Arch on 6/17/2012 at 6:28 am

Happy Fathers Day to my dad and all the other dads up there!

Posted by: Dan on 6/17/2012 at 6:11 am

Nice work Eric! We are following along here in South Bend. Noah and Ethan both think you should hurry up and get to the top——it was over a week ago when we summitted the great Warren sand dune. Mom and Dad are having a blast in Italy and send their best. Better have some great pics of the Edge of the world with our camera! Looking forward to talking with you soon.


Zach, Veronica, Noah, Ethan, and Claire

Posted by: Zach Schafer on 6/17/2012 at 5:51 am

Happy Father’s Day Bob…
Stay safe


Posted by: Kathy Spinks on 6/17/2012 at 5:19 am

Hope all is well and your doing well. Bob, we are all rooting for you and can’t wait to hear your stories and see pictures.
Best to all of you!

Posted by: Rhett Warner on 6/17/2012 at 4:37 am

Fingers still crossed!
To Crispi: weißt du noch, Daddy bei unserem gemeinsamen Motorradurlaub: er hat uns unsere unbeschreiblich schönen und auf keine andere Weise zu erlebenden Erfahrungen von Herzen “gegönnt” und war doch froh, als wir gesund und vergnügt zurück waren. Ein bisschen so fühle ich mich jetzt auch:-)
Take care!

Posted by: Susann on 6/17/2012 at 1:46 am

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