Sunday, June 6, 2010

Denali Team 4 - Dispatch #5

Denali Team 4: May 30 - June 19, 2010

Guides: Dylan Taylor, Jeremy Ellison, Tom Kirby

Climbers: Paul Hameister (Black Rock, Australia), Martin Perry (Melbourne, Australia), Tim Myall (Witney, England), Andy Sweet (San Marcos, California), Brian Plaugher (Guerneville, California), Jay Jackson (Reading, Pennsylvania), Dimitri Nichiporov (Bloomington, Indiana), Respicius Baitwa (Moshi, Tanzania), and Siggi Soleyjarson (Gardabae, Iceland).

Lead guide Dylan Taylor called and left the following dispatch at 11:38 pm, Pacific time on Sunday, June 6th:

Hello, this is Dylan siiting now at 14,000 feet with my colleagues. We have a couple of messages.

Dimitri sends greetings to his friends and those who are following the progress of the team.
And he sends birthday greetings to Valerie. Congratulations!

Siggi to family: All quiet on the western front.

It was a pretty cruiser hot day today. With a cold morning on the way up to 14,000. We didn’t see the avalanche that came down and dusted camp yesterday, but we saw the debris pile today.

We kept the radio on during dinner and listened to Angela and Alaina and Team #3 as they worked their way up the top of the West buttress to high camp at 17,200. Sounds like it went well for them.

That’s it for now. We’ll talk to you tomorrow.


Ryana said...

Way to go, Andy! The dream team at Seasons sends our love and good wishes! Have fun and stay safe!

rachel said...

Great going to all of you
jay. Hope you are feeling well and strong
thought about you Today I'm climbing in the sierras
stay strong. Rachel