Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Enjoy Their Rest Day

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Josh Maggard | June 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

Friday, June 14, 2013
It sure felt nice for the team to get a little extra time in sleeping bags this morning before an epic pancake and bacon breakfast. Then it was off to practice for the fixed lines and Autobahn just outside of camp. The team is primed and ready for moving up on the mountain, skills sharp and energy high. After a siesta, we will take a stroll over to the Edge of the World and take in the sights nearly 7,000 feet down the NE Fork o the Kahiltna before dinner. Not a bad day up here at all.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

View from the Edge of the World, outside of 14,200' Camp. Photo: Lindsay Mann

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Peter/Dad, Happy Father’s Day from all of us!  Love, Nathaniel

Posted by: Nathaniel on 6/16/2013 at 8:38 am

Happy Father’s Day.  Hope you are having the best ever.  Miss you here.  Safe travels to 17,200. x, Bonny

Posted by: Bonny Rogers on 6/16/2013 at 7:17 am

Bill,You had the 100 year celebration at Machu Picchu and now in Alaska what’s next….
You can yodel happy Father’s Day at the top of the mountain.
We love you, have fun!

Posted by: Cathy&Bill; on 6/15/2013 at 6:11 pm

Hi Jake!
Love to hear more about your science experiment. Were you able to get your heart rate above 100?? :)
All the best for the upper mountain climb and keep cooking those wicked desserts - Best mountain fuel and best culinary experience ever!!!
Christel (Jake’s Denali team 2012)

Posted by: Christel on 6/15/2013 at 11:42 am

Hi Andrea,
I miss you. SL

Posted by: Starlight on 6/15/2013 at 8:15 am

How cool you guys are amazing, have a great day Barbara miss you. Kalispell Montana

Posted by: jay rocha on 6/15/2013 at 6:07 am

I can’t wait to see pictures from the trip. Don’t forget to take lots of both mental and physical pictures. Edge of the world sounds breathtakingly beautiful. I want to hear all of the stories and your musings as you reach unfathomable heights. After browsing through the photos online I am reminded of the feeling of being above the clouds and how other worldly it must feel for you. The other team made it to 17k after a 3 day wait and apparently there isn’t much snow left as the wind took care of that, leaving only firm ice. I hope the weather will be calmer for you, allowing a safe and easy climb up to 16k. Thinking of you R

Posted by: Alice on 6/14/2013 at 11:35 pm

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