Sunday, May 29, 2011

Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4 Dispatch #12

Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4

Guides: 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 10:30am on May 29th with this dispatch:

"Hi everyone! Team 'Changes in Latitude' moved up to High Camp yesterday after a long day. The weather looked awful down below, but yesterday it was amazing and totally clear for us as we moved up. We were thinking about going for the summit today, but decided the winds weren't in our favor. We will try our luck tomorrow and hopefully I'll be giving you a call from the top! Brandon and Helle went down and should be flying back tonight. Wish the rest of us luck!"


Helle Rye said...

Finally news from you!
I wish you luck!
Helle: I am looking so much forward to hearing your voice again! Whaiting for a call:)
Safe trip back down!
Love Helle

A&W said...

Good to receive update after two days. Thinking of you and the team as
you approach further ascent. Good that weather holds so far.
Luv ya!

Carey said...

thinking about you and hope the winds are in your favor. be safe, we love you. Carey and Ian

Anonymous said...

Alex & Allen- We are exited for you all to summit! Scratchy misses you both! Love Rosalie

Debbie said...

Even though Brandon has come down off the mountain you're still in our thoughts and prayers. Best of luck to the team.

Debbie McNally

Derek said...

Very good news! Sorry to hear you lost two more members but I'm hoping everyone will have good weather for summiting. Everyone stay safe and enjoy the view from the top!


Anonymous said...

Jeff,I'll be thinking about you all the way to the summit. All my love Ladybug

Anonymous said...

Jeff, Looks like your weather may be a go for a summit run.....I'll be with you every step of the way to the top. Love, Ladybug