Friday, May 7, 2010

Denali Team 1 - Dispatch #5

Denali Team 1: May 2-22, 2010

Guides: Forest McBrian and Mike Pond

Climbers: Rob Gribbin, Deke Williams, Jens Rabbels, Krushnaa Patil, Chris Shumate

Friday, May 7; 9:30am

AAI lead Denali Guide Forest McBrian just called in. He indicated that it has been clear and cold and that the conditions are great for moving on the glacier.

Last night the team had Indian night. They ate cooked spicy coconut rice and chicken and everybody was very happy and full.

Today they going to do a carry up around Windy Corner to 13,000 feet. This is a big day, but the team is very strong and everyone is in good spirits.

The team was very interested in finding out who the new British Prime Minister might be. And as you all probably know, it's still up in the air...

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ranjana patil said...

Hi, This is Krushnaa Patils mother,Ranjana, good to hear about good weather and the team is enjoying good of luck to the team and guides....

ranjana patil said...

can i please request Forest, to put some of the new teams fotos, so i can see my krushnaa.....been a while that i saw her, missing of luck to all on Mt. MckKinley,may the weather help you all to summit successfully....

American Alpine Institute said...


Forest isn't able to email the photos through the sat phone. Hopefully, we'll have that technology on our expeditions soon!