Mt. McKinley: Team Beren Enjoys Rest Day

Posted by: Jake Beren, Josh Maggard, Leon Davis | June 10, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 11,200'

Monday, June 10, 2013
It did snow a little bit last night and the cold wind this morning made a camp day a welcome change of pace for this team. We are climbing very well so far, and I’m sure everyone would’ve done just fine continuing higher this morning. Patience on the big mountain is key, and the recovery day will only make us stronger for the future as we acclimatize and settle in to camp life.

After a big breakfast we reviewed some cramponing techniques and ice axe usage. After our mid-morning relaxation session we are going to have a potluck lunch and move to a little rope work and cache digging before dinner. Tomorrow if the weather is workable we will carry towards 14,000’ Camp and get a little taste of some real altitude. Everyone sends their best to family and friends back home.

Over and out,
RMI Guide Jake Beren

Teams camped at 11,200 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Team Caraccio is thinking of you Mike. You are an inspiration to us all. Love Lori

Posted by: Lori on 6/11/2013 at 3:15 pm

Thinking of you Michael. I love you and miss you!

Posted by: Vien Vail on 6/11/2013 at 10:13 am

Thinking of you here in Texas.  Enjoying watching your progress.  Love you Brucie.  Mom

Posted by: Gerry Bradley on 6/11/2013 at 7:55 am

Jake, I don’t know how you do it.  Enjoy that mountain!  Wish I were there with you.—Junk Show

Posted by: Junk Show on 6/11/2013 at 5:36 am

Slow and steady WILL win this race!
Hope you enjoyed your “rest” day and what’s this about a potluck?
Sounds more exciting than my turkey kielbasa and frozen veggies.
Enjoy, Everyone & good luck at 14,000!
-S Brownie

Posted by: S Brownie on 6/10/2013 at 8:24 pm

you guys are awesome miss you Barbara have a great night. Kalispell Montana

Posted by: jay rocha on 6/10/2013 at 6:00 pm

Enjoy your rest day.  Temps here headed towards 90’s with high humidity.  Not sure I would opt for 10 below 0 in exchange but clearly Peter did.  Have fun. xoxo, Bonny Rogers

Posted by: Bonny Rogers on 6/10/2013 at 1:12 pm

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