Friday, May 25, 2012

Denali Team 3: May 13 to June 2 - Dispatch #12

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)

Guide Andrew Yasso called May 24th at 9:29pm PST with the following dispatch: Hi everybody back home this is Andrew Calling from high camp at 17,200 feet on Denali. We made our move to high camp today. I was able to catch back up to the team after doing some hitchhiking on the lower Kahiltna. 

The weather was decent but then as we got onto the ridge it was kind of like we were inside a ping pong ball; a little bit of a white out. We're in camp we're settling in getting ready for a rest day tomorrow. We'll probably check in again tomorrow. Depending on what the weather does we'll be making our summit bid in the next few days here. We'll keep you posted. Thanks for following us and we'll look forward to hopefully giving you good news soon.


S Erdman said...

Tim and Dan - WOW! You guys are rocking it! This is what all your hard work has set you up for - now go and finish strong! Fingers crossed for a great weather window! - Steve

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris
We are all following your progress with awe and interest.
Rich and Agatha say hi and hope you are ok .They are thinking of you.So is Arthur !
Hoping the weather is good for you
Loads of love from all of us .
Helly x

Chad said...

Hey hey hey Loren keep on climbing buddy your kicking that mountains butt. Congrats on reaching high camp and good luck at reaching the summit. I can't wait for the blog on that day!

Natasha Swan said...

Glad you caught back up with the team. I'll be praying for good weather.
BTW-think you can become a Celtics fan?

Lynne said...

Hi Tim! WOW, 17,200ft and still climbing! You rock! Hope conditions allow you to go all the way!

Ros and Nigel said...

Hi Chris, we are with you every step of the way. The only way is up - keep it going. Cheers for now. Ros and Nigel xx

Ros and Nigel said...

Hi Chris, we are with you every step of the way! The only way is up! Keep it going. Cheers for now Ros and Nigel xx

mrs.fiorito said...

Amazing job thus far Team3!!! Lots of love and be safe. -Megan

Anonymous said...

Hey Mary - we're all following you like a bunch of facebook groupies. Super proud of you. Keep kickin butt! OMG - I hardly recognized John. I can't believe he shaved his head. But it actually kind of goes with the goatee thing.
Good luck reaching the summit.

Cheers Amy

Kirsten said...

Nice work Team 3 - Stay strong and focused! Chris, it was an absolute joy meeting your father and Michael. Sweet gents who are a kick in the pants. They are very proud of you and the rest of the team. Mary and Loren, I have cold ones on ice awaiting your safe return. Cheers to The Great One allowing a Team 3 summit! Kirsten

TheFam said...

Mary- We're so excited we just can't hide it! Your family at sea level wishes you & Team 3 All The Best weather & success at the Top!!!

Amber said...

Hi to Uncle Loren! I love you and like you! Love Wieland.
Hope you get to the top and good luck! Love Keegen
Good Luck! From Josh

I'm thinking of you as you do the rest of your climb!! I'm excited that you've made it to 17,200ft! That's awesome! Love you! ~Amber

Grousy said...

Hi Adam. Nearly there! Hope you guys get some good weather. I cant believe I'm sitting here with the heater on. Very lame!
Cheers Graham, Gwyn, Ewan & Emma

Lucy said...

Go Team 3!! Really hope the weather allows for a summit attempt, you're so close now! Thinking of you Chris as always, love from Lucy xxxxxxx