Monday, June 27, 2011

Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #12
Still at 14

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).

Mike Pond called at 5:00 pm on June 27th with this dispatch:

“Hi! This is Mike again, and we are behind schedule if you haven’t heard. The weather has once again decided to keep that trend going. Today looked a little promising but high winds picked up and the team got shut down again. It looks like it’s going to be brutal tomorrow, too. We saw an avalanche on the Autobahn yesterday as well. Right now we’re establishing an official turn around time – maybe it will be later this week but we’re still keeping our fingers crossed. We still might have a chance at the summit. Talk to you later.”

[Khai and Leslie are going down with another guided team today]. 

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