Thursday, June 10, 2010

Denali Team 4 - Dispatch #7

Denali Team 4: May 30-June 19, 2010

Guides: Dylan Taylor, Jeremy Ellison, Tom Kirby

Climbers: Paul Hameister, Martin Perry, Tim Myall, Andy Sweet, Brian Plaugher, Dimitri Nichiporov, Respicius Baitwa, Jay Jackson and Siggi Soleyiarson

Dylan called at 3:15pm Pacific time.

Dylan indicated they are buried in deep new snow. Nobody is going anywhere today.

Last night there were a number of avalanches cutting down into the Gene Basin.  Dylan counted at least fifteen.  As a result, they are going to sit tight until things settle down. They are hoping that the snow will stabilize by morning.  But if not, they'll sit it out for another day.

The sat phone broke up at this point and we lost contact.


Anonymous said...

To Andy:
Hi Dad! Been reading about your progress. Hope the snow clears up soon, but meanwhile I hope all the podcasts and audio books you downloaded are keeping you entertained.
Love you!

rachel said...

Hope you are all well team 4
why is jays name missing from the team list?
I'm sure it's just a typo
thought of you from the summit of temple crag a mere 13000 ft. Hope you are strong and in the zone there
many regards from here and abroad
miss you and await your good news

rachel said...

sorry jays name not missing ..the list was just shortened on my iphone....just checking
im sure your team would not be the same without him
stay warm guys..sending all my warm sunny thoughts
stay well

Anonymous said...

To Respicius & Team 4: We are thinking of you and hoping you get some great weather soon! Best wishes from the Climb7Summits team supporters!

Anonymous said...

To Andy: Hi Honey, We are all so proud of you and your team! Our prayers are with you everyday. Miss you, love your phone calls and cards!
Love you!