Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Denali Team 7: June 12-July 2
Finally Off the Mountain!

Denali Team 7: June 12-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 11:00am, Pacific Time.

"We are pleased to tell you that there was a brief – very brief – weather window last night, and everybody was able to get off the mountain.  We literally had ten minutes to pack up, and everybody made it happen.  The whole team was great,.

We all got off the mountain at about 9pm – just in time to enjoy the Fourth of July celebration in Talkeetna!  It was a great way to end a very successful trip.  To friends and loved ones back home, we all say, 'See you soon!'"  

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