Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis | June 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 20,320'

June 20, 2014 - 10:16 pm PT

Hello, this is Jake calling from the summit of Denali with our crew. Everyone did a wonderful job today and I’m super proud of how everyone kept it together. We had a little flurry of conditions in the morning and then had just about the most beautiful day you could imagine on top. Thanks to everybody back home for the support. And now we are gonna get down to the business of getting down, so we will call when we get back to camp and look forward to seeing everybody soon, alright. Bye.

June 21, 2014 - 2:54 am PT

Hello, this is Leon, Katie and Jake just calling in to let everybody know that most of us are asleep back at camp. The rest of us who are not will be shortly. A beautiful climb and we will touch base on our way out of here. Good night.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

RMI climber on McKinley's Summit Ridge. Photo: RMI Collection Photos on the Mt. McKinley summit. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Jake Beren calling in from the Mt. McKinley summit!

RMI Guide Jake Beren calls in from high camp after successful Mt. McKinley summit.

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HURRAY, George!!  BRAVO - what a celebration - You are a GREAT GUY !!! LOVE YA !~~~  R ‘n L

Posted by: Rosemary and Larry on 6/23/2014 at 11:42 am

Congrats Jared!

Posted by: James on 6/23/2014 at 5:19 am

Dawn:  Did you have any “mountain magic” cookie bars to celebrate?..  I can send more if required!
Safe travels as we wait for your return to civilization! 
Congratulations again to the whole team!

Posted by: Meg Scata on 6/22/2014 at 8:33 am

Congratulation Katie, Jake and team…Well done…Walter

Posted by: waglover on 6/22/2014 at 3:51 am

Awesome job guys!! , MAV and Vien

Posted by: MAV on 6/21/2014 at 7:27 pm

Way to go Jared and team! Get back safely brother….your mountain bike is calling your name.

Posted by: Gunter on 6/21/2014 at 6:55 pm

Congrats everyone :)!! Jared SO happy for you!! Rachel and I have been thinking of you.

Posted by: Amanda Schulz on 6/21/2014 at 10:47 am

Hurrrrray!!!! You all did it! Congratulations for an
extraordinary achievement! So proud of you George!
Now life will return to normalcy!!! Oh yeah!
See you soon, xxx Eliane, Jessica and Eric

Posted by: Eliane on 6/21/2014 at 10:45 am

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! And all my friends say congrats too, because I’m bragging to all of them right now. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jessica Richter on 6/21/2014 at 10:43 am

Amazing! Beautiful pics! Words can’t describe.  Safe journey back down,can’t wait to hear all about it. Congrats to the whole team.

Posted by: Aunt Nancy on 6/21/2014 at 9:19 am

Congratulations to guides and team!  Dawn, I am so proud of you.  This is a memorable day to me.

Posted by: Hy on 6/21/2014 at 9:13 am

So happy you’ve made it, all of you. Take it easy coming down. I’ll be praying you down. Love, Grandma. Wish I was there.

Posted by: Grandma Margaret on 6/21/2014 at 8:46 am

Yayyyyy! Congratulations Chris! I am so proud of you! You reached your goal! So excited to see you back in a week and hear all about it! On to the next adventure! Climb down safe. Xo

Posted by: Leah on 6/21/2014 at 7:49 am

Well, so the irrepressible George has done it again.  Cheers!  AR

Posted by: Adelaide Richter on 6/21/2014 at 7:21 am

I could dance for joy right now for the whole team!  Yeah, Dawn!
Rest well and safe travels!
Love mommeg

Posted by: Meg scata on 6/21/2014 at 7:19 am

Congratulations all!!! We are so proud of you Jared! Love Mom and Dad

Posted by: Donna on 6/21/2014 at 7:01 am

Bravo!  To the team from June 3rd that has become: “. . . one equal temper of heroic hearts,/Made weak by time and fate, BUT STRONG IN WILL/To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”  Well done.

Posted by: nsb on 6/21/2014 at 6:57 am

Congratulations to All!  This is wonderful!  Chris we are so proud.  Love mom & dad

Posted by: elizabeth.koerner on 6/21/2014 at 6:42 am

Congratulations to the whole team!  Fantastic!

Posted by: cyndi on 6/21/2014 at 6:29 am

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