Friday, May 13, 2011
Denali Team 1: May 1 - 21 Dispatch #15
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).
Kurt called with a dispatch at 11:35 am on May 13:
"Hello! I only have time for a quick message right now, because we’re trying to move fast. Our objective for the day is to move up to 17,000 feet and get established. Everyone on the mountain is on the move right now though, and there are about 4 parties in front of us, so hopefully we can still make good time. The weather is incredibility cold right now. It’s about -20 with a light breeze. But, at least it’s clear and sunny. We can see all the surrounding peaks like yesterday. Send us warm thoughts!"