Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Denali Team 5: May 29 - June 18 Dispatch #2

Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18
Guides: Forest McBrian, Dustin Byrne, and Kristen Looper

Climbers: Jeffrey Bergstedt (Virginia), David Flux (UK), Mark Aitken (UK), Steve Olivera (Guam), Rishi Patel (UK), Nichola Tuer (UK), and Richard Paul Brooks (Australia). 

Lead guide Forest McBrian called in today (May 31) at 12:15pm with the following dispatch:

"Hello everyone, this is Forest calling in with a dispatch for Team 5.  We are currently at Camp 1 enjoying a beautiful sunny day.  We got here at midnight last night since we are currently on the night travel schedule in order to move during colder temperatures.  It was a pleasant 5 hour journey with all the gear and food from the air strip.  Right now people are enjoying a late breakfast and hot drinks in the cook tent.  The plan is to hang out and enjoy the wonderful views during the day.  We're going to have a delicious mid-afternoon dinner, at least we're hoping its delicious, and then do a cache carry at 7pm.  We had good conditions on the glacier although some holes are starting to appear on the track.  A couple of the bigger members of the team punched through in a couple of spots, nothing serious but a little exciting.  Everybody is very happy to be up here and so far we are all blister free!  OK, that's all for now, have a great day!" 


Kris Slentz said...

AAI dispatches rock for vicarious adventure for those of us between sea level and 10,000 feet. We all are SO proud of all of you on all the teams. Take lots of photos, please!

Kitty Looper said...

We are enjoying the spot me's...keep em coming. Take lots of picks. Can't wait to see exactly where you are. Dad's tests came back negative. YAHOO! Lots of LOVE coming your way..Love MOM