Thursday, June 16, 2011

Denali Team 6: June 5 to June 25 Dispatch #10

Denali Team 6: June 5 to June 25 Dispatch #10

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 3:30pm on June 16th with this dispatch:

“Hi, this is Andrew again. Due to the snowfall last night and the increased avalanche danger, we’re not moving up today. It’s a shame because it’s so nice out, but we can’t move with the snow conditions the way they are. But, the warming temperatures from the sun are ‘cleaning’ off the mountain, so I’m sure the danger will subside soon. We all slept in to 11 or so, and Erin and I took the group out to the Edge of the World – for those who don’t know what this is, you’ll see some really epic pictures when we get back (I’m sure moms will disapprove but I swear it’s totally safe!). Aidan stayed behind to prep some food for High Camp and our summit bid. I think we’ll try to get the entire camp to play a game of ultimate frisbee today. We pretty much need everyone to play because you can only take about three steps before you’re totally spent. It should be fun. The forecast has been all over the place recently, but we all think we’ll get a good day on summit day. Ok, I’m heading into the cook tent. Talk to you later.”


Jeanne said...

Hi Drew,

It was Edmund's 9th birthday today. We missed you at the party. I'm glad you are using discretion about moving, you will know when its right. Stay warm and I hope you got in a good game of Frisbee. Love you bunches! Mom

p.s. I miss your face.

KellyandJack said...

Please tell Bill happy father's day from us!