Thursday, June 28, 2012

Denali Team 8: June 10 to June 30 - Dispatch #22

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)

Guide Andrew Yasso called June 28th at 10:30pm PST with the following dispatch: Well we packed up to leave and then some really nasty wind and snow came in and we considered delaying our descent but after a bit of deliberation we decided the weather was manageable and headed out. We descended beginning at 9pm (10pm PST) and made a 12 hour, on the button, push in really poor conditions to base camp. All our efforts have led us to a wonderful cache with some bonus provisions but, unfortunately, no possibility of flying off the Kahiltna today. We might get lucky today, but it looks like we'll be flying off tomorrow most likely. The cloud ceiling is really low right now so we're just hoping for some break in the weather so we can get our feet on some dirt. I'll probably call later today when the group is all together so we can send some messages back and forth, and I will most definitely call when we reach Talkeetna.

1 comment:

Lisa Peterson said...

Excellent ! Glad you are down, eating good and some more wait time but in a better position. Thank you for the updates !!

Lisa In Colorado