Friday, June 22, 2012

Denali Team 8: June 10 to June 30 - Dispatch #16

Guides: Andrew Yasso, Mary Harlan, Paul Rosser

Climbers: Geoff Strommer (Oregon), Jennifer Logan (UK), Paul Davies (UK), Steven Hart (Florida), David Chambers (Texas), Brian Roark (Texas), Virginia Cross (Australia), Selina Dicker (UK)

Andrew called at 1:30 PST on 6/22 with the following dispatch:

Another beautiful day at 14,000' camp, however there are some clouds that look like mare's tails, which can mean wind or precip, so were trying to get as much accomplished as we can on a nice day like today.  

So we woke up early, ate some breakfast, got in some fixed line practice and are now heading up the fixed lines.  We are putting our cache up above the fixed lines with food and fuel so we can lighten our load for the real camp move.  We are actually getting roped up here and ready to go, everyone is here, tapping their feet and yelling at me to hurry up with this call so we can get going and do this.  

Geoff, Selina, Paul, Brian and myself, all went and did a back carry and everyone did awesome.  We even got Paul Rosser's 1980's heavy equipment.  So some of us yesterday got some exercise, and some got some rest, but we're all ready to go make this cache now.  We can't really get a lockdown on the weather right now, so we're trying to make the best of the day while we have this window.

We'll leave a voicemail tomorrow with messages.  Talk to you soon!



Anonymous said...

Old things are not necessarily bad. I am sure Paul's are classics! Enjoying pretending to be there. D and S

Lynne in Portland said...

Good luck everyone! Really enjoy reading the daily blogs. Hope you have a very successful weekend!!! Safe trip to the summit!!!!

jeanne ball said...

Hi Super Skinny P! So great to hear your voice Friday! Can't wait to hear from you again!

Wondering how it's going up there above 14,200, but know you are loving it! Hope the weather offers a window over the next couple of days, but hunker & chow down if need be.

BTW - you've run up and down Denali so many times now, what's a few extra pounds of old school gear matter? Seems to me AAI should pay you double for doing the mountain twice in one trip[! Love you so, Colonel - be strong, safe, happy, and well rested. Jeanne