Friday, June 3, 2011
Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18 Dispatch #5 Today’s Cache
Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18
Guides: Forest McBrian, Dustin Byrne, and Kristen Looper
Climbers: David Flux (UK), Mark Aitken (UK), Steve Olivera (Guam), Rishi Patel (UK), Nichola Tuer (UK), and Richard Paul Brooks (Australia).
Forest called at 4:15 pm on June 3rd with this dispatch:
“Hello! This is Forest calling with yet another dispatch for you all. We had kind of a rough night last night. It was super windy all around Camp 2. We woke this morning to stormy skies, and snow blowing off all the ridges around us. As such, we were delayed for a few hours, but finally got to put in a cache over Motorcycle Hill and just at the base of Squirrel Hill. It wasn’t as productive as we’d hoped, but it’s still progress. That cache is about 1/3 of the way up to the next Camp. But, everyone did so well. They’re handling the cold and harsh conditions really well. The plan for tomorrow is to pick up our cache where we left off and stash it in the normal place, right around 13,500 feet, which is right around Windy Corner. Thanks for the messages. We’ll have to think of a team name by the time I call back.”