Monday, June 14, 2010

Denali Team 5 - Dispatch #3

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), Caitriona 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)

Andrew called on Sunday the 13th at 11pm with the following update:

Hi again, this is Andrew Calling from Base Camp. We caught the absolute last light flight late last night. We flew just beneath the clouds. The runway is pretty mushy. You can tell the temperatures are warming up here as we get into the late season. Everyone is settling into camp, and the cook tent is set up. We’re having hamburgers and salad tonight. We’ll probably go to bed right after that. Tomorrow we’re doing some basic skills review such as rope team travel. Then on Tuesday we’ll move up to 7,800 feet. We’re all excited to get started.


Jeanne said...

Hi All, I'm Drew's mom and am so excited for everyone on this trip! I will be anxiously watching for updates on the blog. Best of luck to all of you on this amazing life adventure.

Kitty said...

I'm sending lots of clear sunny days with no wind! Kristen watch for Brian Stoltz he has been at 14 camp for last couple days waiting on good weather. Terri say hi! Everyone have a fantastic trip!