Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4 Dispatch #2
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)
Mat called at 9:30am on May 17th with this update:
"Hey! This is Mat calling for Denali Team 3, otherwise known as 'Changes in Latitude and Changes in Attitude' – it’s all about the Jimmy Buffet on this trip. I think that team name will stick! We made it to Camp 1 yesterday after a long day. It was really a long, arduous day to get there – took up about 5 hours and 45 minutes. But the group did great, and the pace was good. We have a couple of folks who pretty tired. Right now, we’re packing up load to do another cache at 10,500 feet. It’s clear on the lower Kalhiltna but it looks terrible up above. I’ll call you with more tomorrow!"