Monday, May 16, 2011
Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4 Dispatch #1
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), Jon Cook (UK)
Kevin called at 10:37 pm on May 15th with this update:
"Hey everyone! This is Kevo, calling from the Kahiltna glacier. West Buttress Denali Team 3 landed just after 3pm this afternoon. The weather today was mostly cloudy and overcast. It required the pilot to take multiple bearings to get us here — it was some good navigation. The Team spirit is really high and we’re excited to get the climb underway. The weather looks Ok for tomorrow, which is a great start. We’re currently sitting around listening to Jimmy Buffet right now. I’ll call you tomorrow with another update on our progress and we head to 78000 feet camp. Wish us luck! "