Friday, July 1, 2011
Denali Team 7: June 12 to July 2 Dispatch #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).
Chantel called at 11pm on June 30th with this dispatch:
“Hi! This is Team Back on Track and On Schedule!!! We’re calling from High Camp. Mat, Mike, the rest of the team and I summited today! We left at 10am and got back to camp at about 10pm, so it was a 12-hour day. It was really cold – about -10F ujp high with some wind, but we had blue skies and great views. Everyone did awesome – what a super strong group! Tomorrow we’ll head down to 14,000 feet and get to Base Camp on Saturday, as scheduled! Erik wants to tell his Mom Happy Birthday. And that’s it, goodnight, we’ll talk to you tomorrow.”