Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Retrieve Cache and Race Around for Science

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

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Today we “rested” at camp, but it hardly felt like it. After breakfast we put on some empty packs and boogied down to retrieve our cache at 13,500’. The wind kept our somewhat spirited return trip from being too hot. Once back and rested, we fortified camp with stellar walls for the afternoon. Some of us even found a little time to participate in a high altitude medical study which had us racing around in the name of science. Then dinner and a few songs around the stoves and off to bed. The team impressed everyone around with our hard work and we really earned some down time tomorrow. Maybe there will be some actual rest for this not so weary crew.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Looking through camp walls at 14,200' Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

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I’m so impressed with all of you!  Amazing.  Good luck & safe journey up. 

Posted by: Karen Hoffman on 6/14/2013 at 12:40 pm

I take it that Grasshopper will NOT be at happy hour today in McKinney, then. (It was his turn to buy, you know). Safe journeys!

Posted by: Tim on 6/14/2013 at 11:30 am

You guys are so bad ass!!!  Hope you’re having fun, be safe.
Hi B, can’t wait to see you!

Posted by: Stacey Guerrero on 6/14/2013 at 11:13 am

Did the boys get to hear Peter sing Old Man River? Enjoy the rest day. xoxo

Posted by: Bonny Rogers on 6/14/2013 at 9:23 am

With songs and science to pass the time, 14,000 doesn’t sound so bad!  Keep up the high level of enthusiasm and enjoy your well-earned rest day!
S Brownie and The Brown Family

Posted by: S Brownie on 6/14/2013 at 9:10 am

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