Thursday, June 9, 2011
Denali Team 6: June 5 to June 25 Dispatch #4
Going to Camp 2
Denali Team 6: June 5 to June 25
Guides: Aidan Loehr, Andrew Yasso, and Erin Smart
Climbers: Simon Thomas Gower (Australia), Richard Van Der Sprenkel (UK), Alan Laidlaw (UK), Anna Koufos-Slade (Virginia), Chok Lin Lui (Australia), Kevin Fourie (South Africa), Luke Richmond (Thailand), and Bill Strycharz (Oregon).
Andrew called at 9:19pm on June 8th with this dispatch:
“This is Andrew calling from Camp 1. We had a wonderful dinner, which was prepped by Erin. We had some pasta with meat and peppers. It was nice to get some fresh food, but we’re running out of fresh veggies, so we’ll have to move onto more packaged meals! Today we got up early around 5:45 am. We had a big day going all the way to Camp 2, and cached everything right at Camp 2 as we planned. Again, this eliminates the need for a back carry. Tomorrow we’ll head back to the same place and spend the night there. After that we’ll put in another cache above us as we move on to Camp 3. Everyone’s feeling strong and looking forwarded to moving up.”