Thursday, June 9, 2011
Denali Team 6: June 5 to June 25 Dispatch #5
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 4:45pm on June 9th with this dispatch:
“Hello! This is Andrew calling to check in. Angela’s Team was coming down from the summit and stayed with us at camp last night, so we made them some hot drinks this morning and they went on their way. We left a little later than we wanted to, probably around 9am, but we made great time. Yesterday when we did our cache it took 6 hours but today it took 4 hours – even in the heat. It was really hot and sunny today but by the time we got up to 11, we were in the clouds a little. We’ve settled into camp and have the cook tent set up. Aidan’s serving burritos tonight. We’ll do a cache around Windy Corner cache tomorrow. The Team would like to get to 14 Camp as soon as possible, so wish us luck for good weather.”
Andrew says hi to his friends and family.