Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Making Progress on Their Descent

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 22, 2014 - 2:46 am PT

What a great day in the mountains yesterday!  I’d reckon we had one of the nicest summit opportunities of the season and it was a real treat to be in position to make the most of it. We topped out on Denali with spectacular views in all directions and made it back to camp with as close to a solstice as you can get. The sun was still in the sky for an amazing sunset as we pulled into camp after a job well and safely done. Nice work everyone!

This morning weather rolled in from many directions and we chose to stall a bit before heading down the Buttress. The blowing snow let up a little in the afternoon and we made the most if it, getting down to 14K Camp and having dinner before some shut eye. Tomorrow we will keep the momentum rolling downhill if the weather allows and get just a little closer to coming home.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Looking down to 14,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection

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Chris, Can’t wait to hear about your journey. Safe travel to you and the team.  Love mom and dad

Posted by: Elizabeth Koerner on 6/22/2014 at 6:04 pm

We are so happy for you all. So great!  Can’t wait to hear the stories. Be safe going down and we hope the weather holds out for you.

Posted by: Kathie on 6/22/2014 at 4:56 pm

Congrats again Bruce and Michael!  Jambo Bwana!

Posted by: Tim Peterson on 6/22/2014 at 11:54 am

Woo hoo!!  Well done team!  Congratulations!  Looking forward to hearing all about it over a beer or three!!

Posted by: Chris & Judy Beaudette on 6/22/2014 at 10:21 am

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