Sunday, May 23, 2010

Denali Team 2 - Dispatch #4

Denali Team 2: May 16 - June 5, 2010

Guides: Paul Ivaska, Chantel Astorga, Kevin Hogan

Climbers: John McQueston, Nick Pearce, Sarah Nelson, Roger Woolett, Simon James, Max Bouev, Jeff Marks, Alex Roetter, Mark Michelin

Greetings from Team #2. This is Kevin calling to let you know that we are now at 14,000 and all doing well. Today we did a back carry to bring our supplies up from our cache at 13,500 feet. Tomorrow the 24th will be a rest day for us, and we're looking forward to that.

If the weather is good, we plan to cross the glacier here to the Edge of the World for the great views. We had great weather today – very calm and sunny and we had excellent views of the range. We hope everybody had a really goo weekend, and we’ll give you another update tomorrow.

12 comments:

tony said...

Jeff Marks, you ROCK!!!!! Take lots of picutres. This is sooooooo cool. Be safe. We will be thinking of you all the way to the top and back.

xoxo Tony R.

tony said...

Jeff Marks.......YOU ROCK!!!!

Take lots of pictures. We will be thinking of you daily to the top and back. This is really exciting to be able to read about your adventure. Be safe and know you are in our thoughts!!!!

xoxo Tony R

amy said...

Please tell Alex that I'm *so* sorry I missed his call tonight. I literally missed it by one minute :( I'm glad to know that they are experiencing wonderful weather and hope it continues. Much love! xoxo Amy

Anonymous said...

GO Sarah, Go! We love you and hope you are doing great!

10-4
JN

Alena said...

Hi, Max!
How are you? What is altitude?It is a few information about you. Y am begining my long way tomorrow. Kiss you and the best wishes from everybody.

Alena said...

Hi, Max!
How are you? What is an altitude?
It is a few information about you.
Y am begining my long way tomorrow. Kiss you and the best wishes from everybody.

Anonymous said...

@ John - sorry I missed your anniverary call! You are off the hook this year anyway, since you are so far away! You all need more posts! You will soon be passed by Denali Group #3! Love, Beth

PS - Just bought Kate a warm coat, sure you are using your cold weather gear!

Anonymous said...

I second that on the posts! It would be great to hear more about what you guys are up to.

Anonymous said...

hey kevin,
happy birthday!! too bad you can't take off those b day miles. enjoy! hope pahoehoe played for ya!
FB

Karin said...

Hey Si,
Seems a long time you have been gone now, and still another 2 weeks till you are home! Ive booked our summer hols...its hot, there are beaches and there are volcanoes for you to climb..what more could you want. Missing getting more updates from your team. love karin xx

Anonymous said...

hey kevin,
happy birthday!! too bad you can't take off those bday miles. enjoy! hope pahoehoe played for ya.
FB

Anonymous said...

go get 'em Nelson! from all your family at Outward Bound