Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Carry to 13,500’

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
All these early mornings are sure getting us dialed on working in the cold and will surely pay off up high. Today we led the way out of 11,000 ft camp by a few hours and reaped the reward of hitting the sun at a not-so Windy Corner and putting in our cache at 13,500 ft in still, warm weather. The team did a great job and collectively we avoided baking in the afternoon sun. Now back at camp, the team is relaxing and recovering so that if Mother Nature allows, we can bump camps to 14,000’ tomorrow. All we can do now is rest up and hope that Windy Corner lets us through one more time.

RMI Guides Jake Beren, Leon Davis & Josh Maggard

Mt. McKinley, Windy Corner.  Photo: RMI Collection An RMI Team ascending above 11,000 ft on Mt. McKinley.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Thinking of Galen and the rest of the team and hoping that Windy Corner is not too windy for your ascent, and that the weather lets you enjoy the mountain at each step along the way.  Stay strong and safe. Kathleen and Bill, Arlington, VA

Posted by: Kathleen and Bill on 6/12/2013 at 5:59 pm

James and Others:

It sounds like “Miss McKinley” is making sure you appreciate what you have courageous chosen to pursue (and in due time achieve).  Knowing you ... you are enjoying the challenge even more ... while becoming even more aware of your unique adventurous drive,  persistence, and stamina!  Please help each other stay patient, optimistic and (most importantly) safe.  Best of success as you all continue to ascent!


Posted by: Fred Klingbeil on 6/12/2013 at 11:23 am

Great job always thinking of you guys Kalispell Montana

Posted by: Jay Rocha on 6/12/2013 at 6:16 am

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