Sunday, June 19, 2011

Denali Team 6: June 5 to June 25 Dispatch #13 Back at High Camp Safely

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).

Aidan called at 3:30pm Sun 12:13am Alaska time with the following update:

“Hello again.  This is Aidan calling to let you know that we’re back at High Camp safe and sound.  We left this morning at 10:35am and got back here at 11:35pm, so it was exactly a 13 hour day.  This is a very strong crew.  I don’t think I have ever seen a team feeling so good after getting back here after a summit.  They’re feeling good, and that did a great job coming down!

We’re going to check the weather.  There are some issues with the weather, but we’ll figure out our best options and consider another climb tomorrow.  That’s it for now.  We’ll keep you posted.


KellyandJack said...

I am so relieved that everyone made it to the summit and are back safe and sound! Please tell Bill that we are so proud of him and the Jack is doing great "back to his million miles/hour!" Can't wait to hear from him and see the pictures!

Anna said...

WOOOHOOOOO!!! (Doing a little summit dance for you guys right now) Be safe and smart... I'm so excited for you all!!!