Friday, June 1, 2012

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

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 Turner called June 1st at 10:00am PST with the following dispatch: Hey this is Alasdair at 11,200, Camp 2, we moved here yesterday. We had a camp disaster last night. We got at least a foot of snow last night maybe more and our cook tent collapsed. We spent a long time repairing poles this morning. But we're up and running again and had a decent breakfast.

Today we have to back carry to get our cache and get more food today. The snow will make that particularly difficult so we are going to send everyone except one person who will mind the camp. This is the strongest group I've ever had so I'm sure they'll do fine in the low visibility and deep snow today.

-Alex sends his love to Lizzie and Harry and Mom and Dad

-Guy sends love to Ruth

-Mike sends a message to Jess; "be tougher than the girls."


Patrick said...

Please say hi to Alex and remind him to use his sunscreen and thank Dan for his tweets, pictures and general comentary. Lots of love or (LOL!)Mum and Dad and Lizzie and Harry

Katy said...

Please tell Chad that while he's digging out his cook tent, I've got fresh trout, stuffed peppers and spinach goat cheese salad on the table for dinner...

Peter Broster said...

Happy Birthday Mary - definitely one to remember. We'll celebrate when you are back. Please thank Dan for the pictures etc. Looks fantastic.
Mum and Dad

Gillian Broster said...

Hi Mary, Happy birthday,what an amzing trip to be having on your birthday. Well done to all of team 5, what you are doing is so impressive,
Love Gill, Khaver and Sophia

laura said...

Mountain climbing twin, how exciting! Happy birthday from me Rhys and Pearl and hello to James, love twin xxxx