Thursday, May 26, 2011
Denali Team 3: May 15 – June 4 Dispatch #10
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 1:15pm on May 26th with this dispatch:
"Hello! It’s Mat calling, from another beautiful day on Denali. It’s really nice right now. We switched gears and decided to do a carry today above the fixed lines. ‘14-Camp’ is incredibly crowded right now. We’re standing in line for the fixed lines and there’s about, oh, I’d say, about 30 people going up right now in front of us. We woke up early this morning, stuffed ourselves with hashbrowns, and did some skills practice from about 8:30 to 11:00. We ate a quick lunch and headed out to wait in line! I can’t say today will be a very exciting day but hopefully the traffic will settle down and we can have a productive day, followed by a well-deserved rest day tomorrow. I don’t have time to take messages right now, but I will tomorrow. Bye!"