Saturday, June 26, 2010

Denali Team 5 - Dispatch 14

Denali Team 5: June 13-July 3

Guides: Paul Ivaska, Richard Riquelme, Kristen Looper
Apprentice: Andrew Yasso

Climbers: Walt, Ann, and Luke Hampton (Canton, Connecticut), Caitraiona Strain (Burnfoot, Ireland). Brendan McDyer (Glenties, Ireland) Skye O'Donnell (Sydney, Australia), Colin Stalnecker (Chicago, Illinois), Ryan Derrigan (Rickmansworth, England), and Stephen Williams (Oxon, United Kingdom)

Lead Guide Paul Ivaska called at 2:53 Pacific time with the following update:

"We're still at high camp, 17,200 feet. The plan was to go for the summit today, but when we woke up this morning it was snowing with high winds. The weather's improving now, so our fingers are crossed for tomorrow."

7 comments:

Laura said...

Richard, we're anxiously awaiting news that you've reached the summit. Sammy is having a wonderful time on the farm and with everyone here. Love,
Laura

Hugh said...

Hi Skye,

So envious!!! Both wish we were there. Good luck for the summit push!

Hugh & Bridie

P.S. Would you remember me to Richard. H.

rowingmum said...

Hi Steve, Take care and enjoy every moment. LOL Mum and Dad x

Jim said...

Annie, Eddie says "HI"

Maria said...

To Walt, Ann, and Luke:
I hope the weather clears so that you can get to the summitt. Everything is good here. XXOO, Maria

DD said...

Ryan,
I hope the weather cooperated today. Can't wait to hear what it's like to be at the top of North America.
DD

Jeanne said...

Andrew, I hope you are eating enough food! We love you and can't wait to hear about your experience, hope you get to the summit!

Love mom