Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Hope to Move Up the Mountian

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis | June 18, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 18, 2014 - 3:42pm PT

Hello again from 14k camp! Today we are taking a well-earned break to recharge both ourselves and our electronics before hopefully heading uphill tomorrow. Yesterday we took a quick trip up to the top of the fixed lines to work the kinks out of our systems and get in some acclimatization. The crew was treated to their first views of Mt. Hunter and Mt. Foraker poking out through the clouds, and everyone performed admirably on both the ascent and descent of the fixed lines.

Looking forward, we have a tentatively favorable forecast for the next few days. We hope to make a push uphill tomorrow pending the weather, but in the meantime, we are doing our best today to rest and eat lots of food in preparation for the work ahead!

RMI Guide Katie Bono & Team

14,200' Camp on Mt. McKinley.  RMI Photo: Collection

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It all sounds good.  Back here the mosquitoes are gone—drowned by the record breaking rainfalls.  Good luck, have fun—you’re all amazing!

Posted by: Kathie on 6/20/2014 at 7:04 am

Chris, Hope all is well and the weather stays clear for you and the team to move up the mountain. Praying for a safe journey for all.  We are so excited for you. Love mom

Posted by: elizabeth koerner on 6/19/2014 at 10:24 am

George and Team - it seems the weather is holding.  We are all cheering for you guys!  Hope you got the rest and good luck today. JE

Posted by: JE on 6/19/2014 at 4:31 am

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