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Denali - West Buttress Expedition

Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Ready for Summit Bid

Greetings from 17,000’.  Our team is at camp doing great and tucked into their sleeping bags with an absolutely beautiful evening here on Denali.
We are going to cross our fingers for good weather tomorrow and with any luck, we’re gonna give it a shot.  So, wish us the best weather.  Our team is doing great, very strong.  Hopefully we will go take a shot at it tomorrow.  So that is all from 17,000’.  We are ready to launch…

RMI Guide Jake Beren

RMI Guide Jake Beren checks in from 17000 feet on Mt. McKinley

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Comments (21)

WHOOOHOOOO im so excited! I’ve been thinking about you everyday and I can not imagine how lucky I am to have such a badass dad.
Your so close to your pie! :)
Go for it!!.. and dont whimp out hah. Sleep well!

Posted by: Sarina on

Good luck guys.  Maybe you already hit the top or at the top now??  The suspense grows…..
Drum roll please.

Posted by: dave on

Go for it Bob! Happy B-day! You the man CPB!
John T.

Posted by: John on

All your hard work will pay off soon. So excited for the entire team but especially for you Eric, the Midwest flatlander who has always been fascinated with climbing things.  Who would have guessed it would lead to this??  Hang in there and be safe.  Love from Mom and Dad

Posted by: Tom and Kathy Schafer on

suerte hijo, que falta poco.

Posted by: antonia martos on

Hey Guys don’t forget to wave from the top. Happy trails and a special note to my mitten man - love you the best

Posted by: Carla Bustos on

Bob you guys are all over it. Strong team & great progress, hoping for the best weather.

Posted by: Dan on

GOOD LUCK MA! Stay safe and remember to take a few pictures from the top. Lola is doing great and anxiously awaiting your return (Me too the fridge is empty!). Be safe on the way down look forward to hearing from you.


Posted by: Louie on

Good Luck Jake.  Praying for great weather and your safety.  Your team is in great hands. Bill and Sara

Posted by: Bill McGahan on

Good Luck! Climb in good style! You’re the strongest team out there. You can do it!

Posted by: Chris Schlax on

Bob, almost forgot, Dad says “Happy Birthday” and he will throw a party for you when you get back.  Be safe.

Posted by: John Spinks on

Happy Birthday Dad!  I was going to FedEx you a present, but the shipping was ridiculously expensive.  Safe travels to the summit, and can’t wait to see you soon!

Posted by: Dan on

Great work team!  Excited to hear about the trip when you get back. Don’t forget that when you take the flag picture you actually have to turn it around this time Eric.  Best of Luck to everyone!  Thoughts will be with you guys.

Nick and Lysette

Posted by: Nick Schafer on

Woo hoo! Enjoy your bid to summit. Prayers from the lower 48. Congrats on your hard work it is about time you each get your reward.
To Tony, we love you. Enjoy! Rachel says not to forget that one foot high jump at the end.

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on

Great news, hoping for good weather!! You can do it!!



Posted by: Maya on

Bob - Happy Birthday!!  Great day for a summit bid brother, my heart and spirit are with you, be strong and go for the top!  A rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday to You” from your team would certainly be in order.  Bet nobody really knows you are 75 years old today, see what climbing does for you…ha, ha.

Posted by: John Spinks on

I am soooo excited for you guys and lady!!  Can’t wait to see the next post!!!! Proud of you Tony Crumley, we love you and can’t wait to hear about your trip!

Posted by: JIll Crumley on

Happy Birthday Bob!  Good luck tomorrow! Everyone at work wishes you the best on your push to the summit! 


Posted by: Jason on

Jake, your horoscope is a 9, so I figured today is the day:  stay strong.  Family sends positive vibes from across the country.

Posted by: nsb on

Bob, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Summit on your birthday…cool!!


Posted by: Kathy Spinks on

Bob, stay strong, keep your mind on the climb…you can do it!! Lots of prayers coming from Ohio!!


Posted by: Kathy Spinks on

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