Thursday, May 17, 2012

Denali Team 3: May 13 to June 2 - Dispatch #6

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 today May 17th at 4:30pm PST with the following dispatch: 

"I don't want to sound like a a broken record, but the weather is still beautiful here at Camp 2.  We have picked up our cache from 9600' and spent today practicing skills for tomorrow's carry around Windy Corner.  Thanks to everyone who has been leaving comments on the blog, it is great to hear from home!  Today's treat:  Pancakes and bacon!" 

Here are some messages from the team:


Dave to Helly, "All my love and the old man is keeping up."

Carol says, "Sunny and beautiful!"

Mary says,  "Beats being on the north slope."

Loren says, "I love you Mom and Dad, hi from 11,200."

Adam says, "Emily, please send pizza and beer also I love you."

Tim says, "Hi to Steve and love to MJ."

Dan says, "Happy birthday Maggie."

Michael says,  "Hi to the Allseas guys."

Chris says, "Great weather, feeling strong, tpglt."















16 comments:

S Erdman said...

Go Tim and Dan! We are tracking every forecast and blog post! It sounds like the weather is way better than what we had in 1991, Tim. You guys are rocking and rolling! - Steve

Helly said...

Good to hear the training is paying off Dave! Less of the old man - love you loads Helly xxx


Chris - love following your progress. Don't give wet,cold UK a second thought! Enjoy every minute.Love Helly x

Lachlan MacDonald said...

Glad to see the weather is smileing on your Group Best wishes little brother from all in the antipodes`

mrs.fiorito said...

Thanks for all the updates Team 3. So glad the weather is cooperating. We are enjoying all the posts. Keep them coming. Everything is fine back home. Lin is doing better. Maggie and Ella say hi to Daddy. Lots of love and prayers. -MAJ

mrs.fiorito said...

Thanks for all the D12 updates Team 3. So glad the weather is cooperating. We are enjoying all the posts. Keep them coming. Lots of love and prayers. Everything is good back home. Lin is doing better. Maggie and Ella say hi to Daddy. -MAJ

Lynne said...

Really enjoying your blog and hearing how well things are going! So happy to hear the weather has been good! Take care all! You GO Tim!!! - Lynne

Amy Gray said...

Best of luck Mary! So glad the weather is cooperating...Can't wait to see pics. You're such a rockstar!

LynnG said...

Way to go Team 3! Mary, you are amazing! This must be easy compared to North Slope paper pushing. :) Lynn G

Natasha Swan said...

Andrew, sorry I missed your call...my phone is by my side! Miss you and praying for you. Love, Tash

Lucy Newton said...

:) Well done Chris, thinking of you and following the blog. Lots and lots of love, Lucy (tpglt) xxxxxxx

Helly said...

Dave - have just found your beautiful bouquet and card on the doorstep - thank you - I love you x Hope you are still strong and blister free. Helly xxx

Chris how you doing? Really enjoying following your blog I hope you are taking some good photos. No chance of a suntan in Blighty ........it is SO cold and wet.Take care. Helly

steve said...

Go Carol!! we are following you progress. You are xtra tuff! Steve and Paula

MJ Erdman said...

Hi Tim, Dan and Team 3! So glad that all is working in your favor and that you are moving up the mountain. It also sounds like you are eating like kings and queens, which is great. Thinking of you. - MJ

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my comment has worked so trying again:

:) Well done Chris! Thinking of you and following the blog. Lots and lots of love from Lucy (tpglt) xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

You Go Mary! We're following your progress and enjoying all the dispatches. Best of Luck to you & Team 3!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mom!!!! (Carol) Jason & I are so proud of you & super excited!!!! Go Mom!! You Rock!!!
Love, April & Jason