Thursday, June 2, 2011

Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18 Dispatch #4 Camp 2 Reached

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).

Forest called at 2:30 pm on June 2nd with this dispatch:

"We are at camp 2 at 11,000 feet. We got here late last night on the night schedule. And I am very happy to announce that we are now switching to day schedule."

"We are doing a backcary today.  It shouldn't be too  bad, we're only 800 vertical feet above the cache. We're going to try to put a cache in up around windy corner tomorrow...but, we'll see.  I'm not opposed to a rest day."

"It's warm and lovely at 11k and we just had a delicious french toast breakfast. It was perfect and awesome."

Rishi had a message for his friends, "it's 3 to 1, ha ha!"  We assume he's talking about one sport or another...but Forest didn't know...


Nancy said...

Sounds like an awesome trip. Howard and I are checking your progress daily. Love thinking of you soakin up sun after a good breakfast. Take good care

neilrome said...

Nicky Noo,

Glad toast was good!

Mum and I have raed the blog - keep trucking along - hope not your toe that hurts!!

Lots of love Can Can, Mum , Dad and all.