Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18 Dispatch #3 Heading to Camp 2 Tonight
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 1:00 pm on June 1st with this dispatch:
“Hello! This is Forest calling to give another dispatch. We’re on Day 4 here, and just did a cache carry yesterday. Right now, we’re relaxing in the sunshine and mid-day warmth. It’s really nice. This Team is on an evening schedule and we’re moving when it’s cooler – I think we’re just happier to be traveling out of the sun! We’ll leave camp around 6 o’clock tonight and go up to Camp 2. Everyone is doing great. We had one blistered toe but that was taken care of. As far as the weather outlook, it looks so-so. We expect a little snow, but nothing severe. There may be some snow accumulation up top when we arrive. Ok, that’s all for now. Take care.”