Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #13
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 10:19 on June 29th with this dispatch:
“Good news with this dispatch. Yesterday we packed up and moved to High Camp finally. We’re all sleeping into today because we got into camp late last night, around 8pm or so. We had to wait for a weather window and it was cold. We were all moving slowly. The forecast is not awesome but its OK. We have a handful of days left on this expedition, and I’m not sure if we’ll get a window but there is still a chance. Right now it feels warm and there’s fresh snow. The low pressure feels like we’re sitting 1,500 feet higher than we actually are. It feels like there’s less oxygen up here. The group wanted to shout out to Denis; we hope you’re well. Talk to you later.”