Sunday, May 27, 2012

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


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 on May 26th at 5:30pm PST with the following dispatch: 


Hi this is Andrew calling from High Camp at 17,200 feet on Denali. We woke up to clear blue skies and pretty amazing conditions. We said alright everyone get ready lets go, and then the winds started to pick up and the weather turned so it turned into a hurry up and wait situation.


We pretty much get one shot at the mountain and we've got a couple days to wait for more ideal conditions so we decided not to rush it. We're just hanging out, resting up, watching the weather, eating lots of food, and drinking lots of water. We're staying healthy and hopefully we'll take a shot at it tomorrow. Every one else is doing well they're just taking photos, reading books, all the little things you do when you're just sitting around camp. We'll talk to you soon. 

4 comments:

Helly said...

Hey Chris you're nearly there ! Hope the weather is good for you all over the coming days.We are all so excited for you and the rest of team 3 such an achievement already.
Sending loads of love and hug - ttake good care.
Helly and Dave and the rest of the Bradley / Cooper clan! xx

Chad said...

Alright Loren! You are so close! I hope the weather works out for you, the forecast looks good. Keep up the good attitude and ill do an anti-rain dance from 17,000ft bellow you to help out. Good luck buddy, chad

Ros and Nigel said...

Hi there Chris, we hope that weather window of opportunity opens for you and Team 3 - hang on in there even my Pods are routing for you! Cheers for now. Ros and Nigel xx

Hillary said...

Go Team 3! Tim and Dan, we've been thinking a lot about you. The world is a wondrous place and here you are exploring it fully. We are so proud of you!! Sending you strength and warmth. Hillary & Tyler Banks (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)