Thursday, May 26, 2011
Denali Team 4: May 22 to June 11 Dispatch #5
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 4:40pm on May 26th:
“Hi! It’s Angela again, and we’re having a wonderful time up here. We’re at Camp 2 right now. Everyone is doing fantastic and in good health. We made very quick work getting the cache back today – 2 hours, which is good time. The forecast said it was going to be cloudy, but today we woke up with great weather. The clouds are just now rolling in. We’re learning all sorts of things with this team. Ben, Erik, and I found out what “winkles” are. By the way – our team name is Little Winkles. We also discovered the phrase “Bob’s your uncle”, which none of us guides had ever heard before. Additionally, we’re introducing the team to more fine American cuisine. Today it was good ol’ biscuits and gravy, with bacon. Our plan for tomorrow is to do a cache up around Windy Corner. I think it will go very well, so I’ll call you tomorrow. Also, this weekend, there’s a big World Cup game – so someone needs to report the scores to us!”