Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Denali Team 2: May 8 – 28 Dispatch #8
Denali Team 2: May 8 – 28
Guides: Richard Riquelme and Mary Harlan
Climbers: Claire Morrissey (London, UK), Stephen Baldock (Washington State), and Johnna Haskel (Maine)
Richard Riquelme called in with a dispatch at 5:20 am on May 18th:
"Hello! This is Richard again. Sorry we got disconnected earlier, but hey, this is Denali and it happens! We just finished fixed line training and prepping for the next few days. We’re sitting around camp and eating quesadillas. Tomorrow we hope to do another cache at the top of the fixed lines. Steve was not feeling very well this morning but he’s doing much better now. It’s a sunny, hot day today and it’s a challenge to keep hydrated. I think we are in the eye of the storm right now – I see clouds above, so keep your fingers crossed for good weather."
Here are some messages:
Johnna: I am enjoying sleeping in a tent alone with a private snowblock bathroom. My favorite meal: turkey dinner.
Claire: Everything is well. Hi to Caitlin and Declan (?). Tomorrow is another day. I hope everyone’s well at home. We got an Irish flag flying!
Steve: Mom and Dad, I’m doing fine BUT 14,200 Camp kicked my a**!