Sunday, May 8, 2011

Denali Team 1: May 1 - 21 Dispatch #12

Denali Team 1: May 1 - 21
Guides: Kurt Hicks, Dan Otter, Aili Farquhar

Climbers: Izabela Smolokowska (Warsaw, Poland), James Haydock (Dublin, Ireland), Ardeshir Yaftebbi, Iwan Irawan, Fajri Al Luthfi, Martin Rimbawan, Popo Fajar Sidik, and Nurhuda (all from Indonesia).

Someone (We assume Kurt) called with a dispatch at 9:59 PM on May 7th:

"Hi, everyone! This is (Kurt?) calling from Denali 1 Expedition. We had a phenomemal rest day today! We had bluebird skies and calm winds at Camp 2 at 11,000 feet. We're already heading down, it's about 8 o'clock right now. We really had a good, productive cache day today and are expecting a really light load as we move to Camp 3 tomorrow. Everyone is delighted with their hard work! For breakfast we had hashbrowns, bacon, and eggs. Then for dinner, we got another gormet meal of fantastic spicy peanut noodles. But, I think the highlight of the day was listening to some Indonesian pop music. Nothing much else to report. Yep, things are good. We'll talk to you guys later."

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