Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #6
Getting back on track
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).
Mat, Mike, and Chantel called at 10:30 pm on June 20th with a dispatch:
“Hello! This is Mat, Mike, and Chantel calling for Team 7. Today was a rest day at 11,000 feet. Conditions were whiteout and snowy. Team Excellence is slightly behind schedule, but we can make up for it, I think, because the weather is going to improve next five to six days. The plan is to move up to 14 and hopefully by that time we’ll be back on track for summiting! Talk to you soon.”