Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Denali Team 1 - Summit Day

Denali Team 1: May 2-22, 2010

Guides: Forest McBrian and Mike Pond

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

Wednesday, May 19 - 2:35 pm Pacific time

AAI Guide Forest McBrian called in with this dispatch:

"It's a very beautiful day here at our 17,000-foot high camp. As we speak Mike Pond and four climbers are almost at Denali Pass.

"Two of us have stayed back here in camp to take an extra day for rest and acclimatization. We are looking at several days of good weather coming up and we are exploring options to make a separate bid for the summit, if we can work it.

Other than that, things are looking great. The summit team members were all feeling strong when they left and it looks like they’re going to have a great day for it.

Okay, that’s it … over and out.”

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