Thursday, May 26, 2011

Denali Team 4: May 22 to June 11 Dispatch #4

Denali Team 4: May 22 to June 11

Guides: Angela Seidling, Ben Traxler, and Erik Johnson 

Climbers: Llew Gartrell (Australia), Nicholas Durack (UK), Peter Grant (UK), Edward Iglesias (Australia), Paul Watkins (Australia), and Martin Halion (UK), and Jon Cook (UK). 

Angela called in with a dispatch at 11:30pm on May 26th:

"Hey everyone! This is Angela calling on behalf of Team 4 and we had a very excited day today. This morning we found out that about half of the group had never had beef jerky or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Amazing, I know! Well, we had that exact thing for lunch and we received rave reviews of our fine American cuisine. In other news, we had a spectacular day moving from Camp 1 to Camp 2. It was clear blue skies and gorgeous views. It was a fair temperature today, too -- not too hot and not too cold. After getting settled into camp, we had some spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner. We concluded it was good we had all that garlic to ward off the glacier donkies. Tomorrow we plan to do a back-carry. Everything going very well so far! We’ll call back and try to catch you guys for some messages. Talk to you soon!"


Mum & Dad Cook said...

grobstHi Jonathan,

Glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself.

Hope you have a good and successful climb, best wishes to all in team 4.

We are thinking of you all the time.

Love, Mum & Dad.

Georgie & Will said...

Jon - beware of those glacier donkies and any Castleton dragons which may have got lost.

We miss you, love you and are looking forward to seeing you when you get back.

Georgie & Will

Ruth said...

Ben - spent the first night in our new house last night, it is so great! Can't wait for you to come home and help me unpack :) But I really do miss you tons!!!

Kerstin said...

Nick - good to hear everything's going well and an important part of your trip includes indulging in American delicacies. I hope you can have your daily dose of chocolate milk shakes up there. Have fun. Miss you -Bodoms-