Friday, June 18, 2010

Denali Team 5 - Dispatch #7

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 Thursday the 17th at 8:45pm Pacific time with the following update:

“Hi! This is Andrew calling from 11, 200 feet. We hiked though white out conditions to get here. It was very low visibility and the wind was blowing like crazy. We were basically navigating by GPS; Paul did a great job. Everyone stayed warm and layered properly. We were rewarded with a good view – near the end, we popped out of the clouds to warm, sunny skies!

Tomorrow will be a semi-rest day. We plan to back track to our cache below, pick up the load, and bring it back up to 11,200. Then it’s rest time after that.

Everyone says hello to home. We’re all safe, sound, and STRONG.”



Micho said...

Hey Amboura. On my birthday and Father's day I get to have the joy of knowing that my son is following his passion and aiming high in pursuing his dreams. Mom, your brother and I are so proud of you and we love you very much. Go team 5 and be safe.

Joseph said...

Awesome, Andrew, and everyone. Serbia upset Germany 1-0 and the USA was unlucky to draw Slovenia 2-2 after having a goal disallowed for NOTHING in the 85th minute. Love you!

Wally said...

Don't fall off Drew!

Anonymous said...

Colin....Great job...keep going, stay warm and we love you. Love Jenny