Thursday, June 7, 2012

Denali Team 5: May 27 to June 16 - Dispatch #8

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 11:15 am PST with this dispatch:

"It's a little like the movie "Goundhog Day" here at 16,700, with more of the same:  windy and expecting more winds for the indefinite future.  There is a huge lenticular forming over the summit.  We were expecting a rest day yesterday, but the day actually turned out to be really nice, so we decided to get things prepped and do a high cache.   

That's it for now.  Hopefully the weather gets better soon!"


laura said...

Hi to Twin, James and team 5. Fingers crossed for the weather over the next few days so you can make a move to the top.. any pictures of the 9 ft Big Ben from Dan? love Twin xxx

Rishi said...

Hey Alex,

Following your progress. Good luck - some sh*t weather is always expected on Denali. Rest up and get ready for those Denali sandwiches. Hope the gear is holding up.


Gillian Broster said...

Hi Mary, James and team 5,
Just to wish you all well and that the weather is clear.The scenery looks amazing and we all enjoyed James showing how to make a snow block,
love,Gill, Khaver and Sophia xxx