Thursday, June 9, 2011

Denali Team 5: May 29 – June 18 Dispatch #9
Rest Day

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).

Kristen called at 1:27 pm on June 9th with this dispatch:

“Hello! It’s Kristen this time to give a dispatch. Yesterday, we took our cache up past the fixed lines and Washburn Thumb. It was a really awesome, clear day on the ridge. It took us about 8 hours but the Team rocked. We decided to take a rest day today and we just got done eating some hash browns Forest cooked up. Tomorrow, depending on the weather, we will move up to High Camp. We’re listening to the forecast every night. It keeps saying we’ll get some big fronts, but so far nothing. The sun is nice for now. Talk to you later.”


EO said...

Exciting to hear about the team's progress!
This is Elena with a message for Steve: sorry I missed your call, shared your birthday message, much appreciated, no cell. Greetings to Team 5.

Kris Slentz said...

Here's hoping the weather holds for you to make it to high camp.
Thinking of you all on Team 5!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things are going so well for the team! Rock on all! PS - one week later at sea toe is STILL not healed over...grrrrrr...

Jeff Bergstedt

Kris said...

For Dustin...sorry to have missed your call. I just got to the phone too late but loved hearing the message. I'm hoping everyone is rested and ready to push onward and upward.