Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team on Descent

Posted by: Jake Beren, Elias de Andres Martos | June 22, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Hello everybody this is Jake and crew at the start of the Kahiltna Glacier at 11,000’.  Today we descended from 17,000’ down to 11,000’ where we are making a camp for a few hours before trying to walk on the lower Kahiltna while it’s still frozen in the early morning.  With any luck we will be at the runway in time to catch a flight back to Talkeetna.

We hope everyone is doing very well there and trust that we are doing well here.  With what may be our last night on the mountain.  Hopefully, I didn’t jinx us and that we will be heading home soon.

So see you all then.
RMI Guide Jake Beren

An RMI Team camped at 11000 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Jake Beren checks in from 11,000 ft on their descent.

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Hi Ross, I spoke with Dave and Loretta - they say congratulations on the summit. Next stop Nepal?

Posted by: Carla Bustos on 6/22/2012 at 11:55 am

Fingers still crossed…
Crispi, alles Liebe auf den letzten Metern, Küsschen, Tropf

Posted by: Susann on 6/22/2012 at 11:44 am

Congrats to Eric and the entire team for making it to the top.  Please be safe as you continue your descent and look forward to talking to you soon. Love, Mom nd Dad

Posted by: Tom and Kathy Schafer on 6/22/2012 at 9:55 am

Amazing how fast you come down.
I am sure everyone is ready to get to loved ones.
Congrats again to all of you.

Posted by: Laura Crumley Rito on 6/22/2012 at 9:08 am

Wow, so quick coming down! Great news, can’t wait to hear more about the climb. Hopefully you make your flight! But, still be careful and don’t rush too much.



Posted by: Maya on 6/22/2012 at 8:32 am

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