Mt. McKinley: Beren Calls in after Settling in at 17K Camp

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis | June 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 17,200'

June 19, 2014 - 8:43 pm PT

Hello, this is Leon, Katie and Jake up at 17K Camp. We moved today up the Buttress. We dealt with a little wind and a little bit of snow, but the team did super well. We’re all buttoned up tight hoping to go for it tomorrow if the weather allows. That’s all from 17K, we will be checking in tomorrow.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Making a Call from Mt. McKinley's 17,200' Camp. Photo: RMI Collection

Jake Beren calling in from Mt. McKinley's 17K Camp.

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Are you there yet?  So exited to see Team Tyler on top of the world.  Fingers and toes crossed that team Beren is right behind them.

Posted by: Meg Scata on 6/21/2014 at 5:48 am

Chris…GO GO GO!!!!!  Thrilled for the smooth journey you are on. May it continue. Prayers for safety and success!!!


Posted by: Branch on 6/21/2014 at 4:50 am

Hi George! Leaving Seattle tomorrow after a great time
with Jessica! We tried to wave at you from the
Space Needle! You guys are so close! Keep up
the good work. Happy Summer Solstice and enjoy
the views!
Eliane, Jessica and Eric xxx

Posted by: Eliane on 6/20/2014 at 7:15 pm

Wow.  Way to go Jared and team.  Stay strong-you got this.  Good luck all.  Mom

Posted by: Donna on 6/20/2014 at 5:04 pm

Good luck guys! Enjoy! ,MAV and Vien

Posted by: MAV on 6/20/2014 at 3:45 pm

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.  Sending physical strength and mental courage vibes your way for the job ahead.  I’ll also leave word w/Mother Nature—she’s got to start cooperating.  Safety first, last, and always.

Posted by: nsb on 6/20/2014 at 2:17 pm

Oh let the mountain magic be with you .  All the way to the top
Dawn and team, make sure you give a wave ...were all watching!

Posted by: Meg scata on 6/20/2014 at 2:15 pm

Wahoo! Chris way to go.  Enjoy. Safe travel to the Summit for all!  Dad says “Hey”

Posted by: Elizabeth Koerner on 6/20/2014 at 12:55 pm

Right on, Jorge! The Riley family is impressed and sends our best from the Basque region of Espana. Be safe and get prepared to do some celebrating!


Posted by: Mark on 6/20/2014 at 11:20 am

George:  WOW - am pulling for you all the way, stay safe and enjoy the view!

Posted by: Vicki on 6/20/2014 at 10:39 am

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