Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Denali Team 3: May 13 to June 2 - Dispatch #3

Guides: Angela Seidling, Andrew Yasso, Ben Gardner

Climbers: David Bradley (UK), Christopher Bradley (UK), Michael Buttery (UK), Mary Mears (Alaska), Carol Akerson (Alaska), Loren St. Amand (Alaska), Tim Erdman (Oregon), Dan Fiorito (Washington), Adam MacDonald (Canada/Australia)

Andrew Yasso called May 14th at 9:08pm PST with the following dispatch: Today we made a single carry from Base Camp to Camp 1. We passed Team 1 on their way down the mountain.
They gave it their best shot but the weather just didn't hold for them. 

It took us about 6.5 hours to make our carry to camp 1. We're set up now, the team is getting really fast at getting their tents set up, definitely getting in the flow here on the route, it's great. 

We're looking forward to dinner tonight. It was pretty warm today, almost too warm, but the clouds rolled in today and it looks like it will get a little colder. The high for tonight is supposed to be -26 degrees fahrenheit. That's pretty darn cold but we've got the gear for it so it should be fine. Tomorrow we will make our cache just below Camp 2. We're developing some team names based on rope color. Today we had team sunshine, team butterfly and team rainbow. We'll see if the names stick or if they change over time. Everyone is doing really well. We all send hello's to our families back home. 

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