Mt. McKinley: Jones & Team Summit!

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Garrett Stevens, Geoff Schellens | June 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 20,320'

June 20, 2014 - 8:56 pm PT

Hi there, it’s Tyler and team. We are standing on the summit of North America currently with our team. A little bit in the evening around 8 o’clock [Alaska time]. We are out of the wind on our side and it’s sunny, beautiful, and everything is going well. We’ll give you a shout and a little dispatch when we get back to safe and sound to our high camp. Hope everyone’s well. We’re doing great. Thanks for all of the support. Take care you guys. Talk to you soon.

RMI Guide Tyler Jones

The Autobahn from Denali Pass on Mt. McKinley. Photo: Brent Okita The view from the top of Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Tyler Jones call from the Mt. McKinley summit.

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Wow! Wow! Wow!  How exciting and what an amazing accomplishment!  I cannot imagine the thrill you must have felt at the summit!  I will keep all in my prayers for the decent and Jen….I think you should write a book!  Love…Karen

Posted by: Karen Pratte on 6/21/2014 at 8:11 am

Wow! Wow! Wow!  I can’t imagine the thrill that you experienced reaching the summit!  I am so very proud of you…I think you should write a book!!! Be safe on the way down and I will keep all in my prayers!  Much love….Karen

Posted by: Karen Pratte on 6/21/2014 at 8:00 am

Way to go Bruce and Michael!  Just got back from Brazil.  I’ll follow your progress from now on.  Good Luck!  Tim

Posted by: Tim Peterson on 6/21/2014 at 5:48 am

Great job team!  I am so happy and relieved that the weather cooperated!  I am so excited to see you Jake!  Take care on the way down!

Posted by: Diane Wander on 6/21/2014 at 5:38 am

Jen - Way to go! That’s incredible news. I am so glad you got your weather window. Be safe on the descent and I can’t wait to hear all about it!!!

Posted by: Nicole on 6/21/2014 at 5:27 am

WAY TO GO JONES AND TEAM! So glad to hear that all of your planning, patience and perseverance have paid off. Savor the victory, the beauty and the fruits of your labor… then come home safely to those that hold you near and dear. John- we love you and are soooo proud of you!!

Posted by: Rita and BruceWightman on 6/21/2014 at 5:13 am

Great news!! Congratulations on reaching the summit, Jake & team!

Posted by: Sage Tauber on 6/21/2014 at 5:00 am

That’s awesome! Congratulations to Jake and No Troubles, all of your hard work has paid off, what an experience! Can’t wait to hear the details when you return, see you soon.

Posted by: Alan Wander on 6/21/2014 at 4:26 am

Wow!  Congratulations Jake & Team No Troubles.  Job well done.  I hope you got to really soak it all in and now can enjoy your adrenaline high for a very long time.

Posted by: Tara on 6/21/2014 at 4:26 am

Wow honey. THAT’S impressive. Congratulations to all of you. Tyler, Garret and Geoff, thank you for looking after the team (especially my little girl) and guiding them safely to the top. RMI is the best and YOU GUYS are outstanding. Many thanks from a proud Dad. Jennifer will buy you many beers on my behalf. What an accomplishment. Be safe and warm. Love Dad.

Posted by: Nick Boekenoogen on 6/21/2014 at 4:16 am

Great Job Jen and team! We are so proud of you for all patience and perseverance. We can’t wait to hear about the amazing views and experience of a lifetime. Tell Tyler he should be a professional writer, we’ve enjoyed reading his updates. A warm shower and cold beer will never taste so good when you get home! Almost there- we love you, stay safe.
xox- Nicole, Frank, Emma & baby Jake

Posted by: Nicole Winter on 6/21/2014 at 4:01 am

YEAH JEN!!!!!,  We are sooooo proud of you. YOU did it.  Hope your trip down is safe and uneventful. Stay strong. Lots of love and hugs…Marie and Kelly.

Posted by: Aunt Marie on 6/21/2014 at 3:48 am

Way to go. Congrats, the view looks awesome. So happy
that everyone is safe. Wishing all a safe decent.
Can’t wait to see Dave and hear all about this
adventure. Good luck and God speed.

Posted by: Bonnie on 6/21/2014 at 2:41 am

Way to go guys!  Have safe descent.
-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 6/21/2014 at 2:30 am

Congratulations all—-hell of an accomplishment!!!

Posted by: ben Alvarez on 6/21/2014 at 1:42 am

WoooHooo…Awesome, congratulations Jake and Team No Trouble!

Posted by: Sinatha on 6/20/2014 at 9:47 pm

Wow, you did it!!! What a great accomplishment. It must be an unbelievable feeling to be up there - hard for me or anyone to imagine. Hoping for a safe return to camp for you all. Way to go, Jake. Grandpa

Posted by: Nick Wander on 6/20/2014 at 9:30 pm

Jen, YOU DID IT!!! This is by far the coolest news I could have come home to. I am so excited, proud, and impressed with you and your team. It makes all the chaos of your departure seam so small now. Congratulations to you all, and enjoy the views from the top of north america, you have earned it. Stay safe on the decent and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you when you get off the mountain!

Posted by: Wade on 6/20/2014 at 9:28 pm

YAY! Congratulations to all and a huge thank you to the guides for doing their part in keeping everyone safe.  John, don’t dawdle.  A couple of people in Weedpatch would like a good night’s sleep and that won’t happen until you are home.  We are all so proud of you.  What an accomplishment!

Posted by: Lisa Stenderup on 6/20/2014 at 9:23 pm

Thank you all for being there for david. He is doing ok in hospital , still running test. Safe travels everyone. Thank you again. Happy for you all

Posted by: Amy/bud on 6/20/2014 at 9:11 pm

HOORAY,HOORAY,HOORAY!!!!!!! I am Soooooo proud of you all!!!!  It must be absolutely amazing up there so close to heaven!  We are looking forward to hearing your voice , John.  We are so very proud of you.!!!

Posted by: Patty Stenderup on 6/20/2014 at 8:52 pm

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