Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #13
High Camp

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.”


Anonymous said...

go Team 7! Sendergy!

Denis said...

Thanks guys for the shout out wishing all the very best on your summit bid.Missing you all, i'm well and can't wait to catch up with you.Stay safe each and everyone of you.Denis.