Saturday, May 8, 2010

Denali Team 1 - Dispatch #6

Denali Team 1: May 2-22, 2010

Guides: Forest McBrian and Mike Pond

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

Monday, May 10; 12:15pm

Forest McBrian called in today to report the following:

"Hi guys, I'm just cooking up a gourmet breakfast of granola here at 14 camp on Denali! We pulled into camp last night and indulged ourselves with delicious jumbo Denali burritos. It was quite a welcome treat after a long day of climbing!"

"No major hiccups yet on the expedition. It is still quite cold on the mountain. 14 camp is really quiet, we are only one of 2 guide services up here right now. The rangers are here and the toilets are up so that is a huge plus. We are going to do a back carry today and retrieve our cache at 13,500 feet. Tomorrow we will likely head up the fixed lines to make another cache. We might have some forced rest days after that because there is some funky weather on the way."

"Well, that's all the updates for now. We'll be in touch again soon!"

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