Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18 Dispatch #7

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 1:00 pm on June 7th with this dispatch:

“Hi everyone. We made a successful and speedy move to Camp 3 at 14,000 feet yesterday. We also enjoyed a thanksgiving-style dinner of mashed potatoes, green beans, turkey and cranberry. Our camp is pretty sturdy and ultra-fortified - it’s looking like some funky weather is coming up and will persist though the next few days.  The Team is taking it easy today and resting up. We had sausage and egg McMuffins (apparently there is a McDonald’s on Denali) this morning. We’ll keep busy doing some fixed line practice and hopefully put in a cache tomorrow. Everyone is doing fine and pretty happy. We’ll call you tomorrow!”


Ken Howell said...

Doing anything successfully and with speed at 14,000' is impressive! Be safe.

Ken Howell

Kris said...

So far you all are really speedy! I hope the upcoming weather doesn't keep you at 14,000 for too long. At any rate, it sounds like you are eating well. We all love the dispatches so keep them coming!

mick said...

hi rich,sounds as all is well up the hill,the food sounds pretty good too.weather here in sydney has plummeted to around 14 this week,but i guess thats a balmy nday wher you are.keep warm matey and keep the reports coming.all the best ..mick