Friday, June 24, 2011
Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #8
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 called at 8:00 pm on June 23rd with this dispatch:
“Hi! This is Mat calling from Team 7, and I think our new name is Team Slowly Behind Schedule. Today we cached at 16,200 feet, right above the fixed lines. Yesterday, we did a back-carry (sorry we didn’t call). That means tomorrow is a rest day! We plan to eat greasy sausages and hashbrowns. The Team is doing really well. So far so good. Talk to you later.”