Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Denali Team 5: May 27 to June 16 - Dispatch #7

Guides: Alasdair Turner, Chad Cochran, Higinio Gonzalez

Climbers: Mary Neave (UK), James Neave (UK), Alex Round (UK),  Daniel Hughes (UK), Knut Heggland (Norway), Guy Manning (Cayman Islands), Michael Rieder (Idaho)

Alasdair called at 3:15 PST on June 5th with the following dispatch:

Today is a rest day at 14 camp, and as Chad predicted in the previous dispatch, the weather has come in and we probably won't be moving for the next two days.  

The team is keeping themselves busy by building an igloo to use for the bathroom facilities because it is so windy.  A tent from a Taiwanese team was uprooted and blown through camp, but I was able to snag it before it was blown completely away.  

On the menu for dinner tonight:  bean and cheese burritos!

4 comments:

Rachel Round said...

Is it wise to have bean and cheese Burritos before you have built the bathroom facilities?
Best of luck to everyone - hope the weather calms down and is kind to you.
Alex - Gary Cahill is out of the Euros as he broke his jaw in 2 places during a "friendly" against Belgium!
love Mum x

Peter Broster said...

Hi to Mary and James and everyone in Team 5. Great progress so far. We are following everything with great interest. Looks wonderful. Hope the weather clears and allows you to reach the summit.
Mum and Dad

Jessica Rieder said...

Hope you are all having fun! Mike the twins and I love and miss you tons. Make it to the top and come home and see how big the girls have gotten. See you in two weeks!

Dennis la said...

Hey Manning, just been chatting to Blanchard and he told me you were climbing a hill... Good luck mate, hope the weathers kind and don't hog the tent! Dennis la