Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Denali Team 6: June 3 to June 23 - Dispatch #2

Guides: Mike Pond, Dustin Byrne, Tad McCrea

Climbers: Jim Bonadonna (New York), David Wain (UK), David Pritchett (UK), Todd Fletcher (Australia), Peter Menne (Germany), David Martin (Australia), Mark Mueller (California), Philip Mace (Bermuda), Brian Knowles (California)

Mike Pond called on June 5th at 5:17 am PST with the following incomplete dispatch: 

"Hi, it's Mike Pond.  Dustin, Tad and I and our crew have finished a night carry to Camp 1, across from the junction of the Northeast Fork and the main Kahiltna Glacier.  Everyone looks strong and it's really beautiful here ... [garbled ] ... lovely pre-dawn light.  Were going to watch the weather and ..." [here the sat phone connection was lost, a common occurrence.]

1 comment:

Kris Slentz said...

Sending Team 6 best wishes from Singapore. You are climbing when we are awake here since your night is pretty much our day!
Kris Slentz