Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4 Dispatch #8

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 10:45 am on May 24th with this dispatch: 

“Hi again!  This is Mat calling with some good news.  We were able to make a cache at a higher elevation yesterday, so today we’re going to move up and establish ourselves at ‘14 Camp’.  The weather looks good for today and tomorrow.  In fact, today is going to be a scorcher on the mountain.  There’s not a cloud in the sky and absolutely no wind. It’s going to be a sunscreen and t-shirt day for sure!  Changes in Latitude (the team name) has very high spirits and we’re all very excited to all be on the move again.  We saw Richard and Mary’s team while they were going down, and they gave us some extra fuel and supplies.  We’ll call you from higher up. Thanks for the messages everyone!”

[Today we were able to relay blog messages to the climbers.]


Debbie said...

B - I got some great hugs and kisses from your boys on Sunday. Thinking of you and praying for you every day. All my love, Mom.

Derek said...

YEAH! Good weather, good moving! Glad to hear you guys are making your way up again! Good luck with the moves and I hope to hear from you guys as you are thinking about moving from 14 to 17!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jon Fisher, keep climbing you are getting there! From us little folks at Denver Water. Mark

Helle Rye said...

Yeah, we like good news:D
So happy you're moving up again! Keeping my whole body crossed for favorable weather for the rising latitude ahead.

To Helle: Sooo happy to hear your voice yesterday! Forgot to tell you happy(late) b-day and 9 months:)
Love you and thinking of you!
Big hugs from Helle

Michele said...

Glad to hear you guys are getting some good weather hopefully it stays that way! Ryan I am missing you a ton and always thinking about you! I love you! Poor bambi and tippy miss you too. They just sit on the bed and stare at the door. Well Good luck moving up on the mountain and be safe!

Ken said...

Jon- Good luck from the Seattle branch of the family. Keep climbing and enjoy yourself. You can tell me later about the hole digging fun. Ken

Mark Canfield said...

Ryan glad to hear that you are all in good spirits. I am happy for you guys getting good weather....it gotta lift your spirits. Savor every moment of this incredible adventure. We love you and wait anxiously for your next dispatch.

Dad, Mom, Missy, Scott, and the 4 cats

Sydnee said...

Brandon, I recieved a letter today 5/24 that says it is vacated. So call me when you can! Love you and hope that the weather stays nice so you can summit!

Anonymous said...

Hey Allen & Alex-Great to hear your climb is going well. Keeping up with your progress. Stay safe and have fun. Gary & Cindy

Carey and Ian said...

Jon F.- So glad you are on the move again! Ian is graduating today from kinder,so will try to take lots of pictures. We miss and love you. Z may never let you out of her sight again. love Carey

Line said...

You're doing great! I'm so impressed with you all.
To Helle: The fraternity is saluting you (in champagne) and wish you all the best :-) We miss you big time and are looking forward to seeing you in June and hear + see all about your adventures. BBB Line