Monday, May 21, 2012
Denali Team 4: May 20-June 9 - Dispatch #2
Guides: Paul Ivaska, Jeremy Allyn, Paul Rachele
Climbers: Manish Kumar (New York), Brian Burkholder (MIssissippi), Jeff Smith (UK), Roland Thomas (UK), Michael Palij (UK), Jane Amies (UK), Greg Umbach (Canada), Lloyd Cook (Canada)
Jeremy just called in and started a dispatch. The first thing he said is that he left his mother's and his girlfriend's numbers back in Talkeetna and wanted them to send them to us. We can give him their numbers when he calls next time. So Ms. Allyn and Laura, it would be great if you two could email Jason your phone numbers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy went on to say that they were going to have dinner in about an hour (veggie burgers) and plan on leaving for Camp 1 early in the morning. It was very hot on the glacier today, and the best way to avoid wallowing in slush will be to leave at two or three in the morning.
There is a bit of snow in the forecast, so it's likely that the heat on the lower mountain will subside in the next couple of days.