Monday, May 23, 2011
Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4 Dispatch #7
Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4
Guides: Kevin Hogan, Tom Kirby, and Matt Erpelding
Climbers: Allen Borgardts (Missouri), Robert “Alex” Borgardts (Missouri), Jonathan Fischer (Colorado), David Haimsky (Virginia), Jeffrey Gephart (Michigan), Helle Dam Sorensen (Denmark), Brandon McNalley (Washington), Ryan Canfield (Washington)
Mat called at 1:00pm on May 23rd with this dispatch:
"Hey guys! This is Mat calling in with another update. It looks like the weather is all right for now, and we’re debating on whether or not to go up and make a cache today. I have a feeling we probably will if the weather holds out. Anyway, we’ve started a new hobby in the last few days. We’ve resorted to digging holes, filling them up again, and then digging another one right next to it. I’m telling you – it’s actually fun. It’s all about the design, you see. And keeping warm. I’ll call you again with more messages from the team shortly."
Ryan says: "I love you and miss you, friends and family!"
Brandon says: "Love ya and miss ya -- Buckaroo, I love you!
Jeff says: "All is well, love and miss you. Will call from 14,000!"
Alex and Allen say: "Terra, Cody, et al (?). Be ready to party!!! T minus ?" Themper Phi Gumby, Love Al. [Sorry -- this message was really hard to understand!]
"Love it, loving you! - Helle."
Jonathan was about to leave a message but the phone cut out.