Friday, June 24, 2011

Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #9

Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2

Guides: Chantel Astorga, Mike Pond, and Mat Erpelding

Climbers: Leslie Brown (Washington), Darren Wise (Australia), Shane Pophfer (Australia), Khai Nguyen (California), Denis Levin (Australia), Andrew Sargant (Australia), Erik Akerberg (Sweden), Neill Johanson (Australia), and Dale Wagner (Utah).

Chantel called at 2:29 pm on June 24th with this dispatch:

“Hi! It’s Chantel.  Today we’re at 14 Camp and it’s our rest day.  Everyone did pretty well for the most part on the fixed lines and hopefully we can make the full move up to the next camp soon.  We’re on Day 13 of the expedition, and we’re doing pretty well as far as being on time.  However, the outlook for the next seven days is looking less than great.  So begins the waiting game! 

The plan for tomorrow is to move to high camp. We’ll make the call after we hear the forecast tonight. Right now it’s overcast and low clouds.

One quick shout out:

Neill says lots of love to Dianah, Oscar, Tika, and Louis. 

Ok, that’s all. Talk to you later.”

1 comment:

Holly Chandler said...

Leslie - Go baby go....I am rooting for you to get to the top. WHat a gift that would be. Happy Birthday !!!! xoxo - your proud sister Holly