Thursday, June 16, 2011

Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #2
Heading to Camp 1

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 9:00 pm on June 15th with this dispatch:

“Hey! This is Chantel calling with an update. This is officially day four of Team 7’s West Buttress Expedition, so we’re a little behind, but we flew into base camp today about noon. We plan to do a 1am start and hopefully get out of camp by 3am to head to Camp 1. Most people had a chance to talk on their cell phones today, so there are no messages yet. It’s nice to finally get the expedition underway. Ok, that’s it. Talk to you later.”

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