Friday, May 17, 2013

Denali Team 2 2013 - Dispatch 5

Denali Team 2: May 12 to June 1
Guides: Andrew Yasso, Geoff Lodge, Andrew Stephen

Climbers:  Blake Penson, Daniel Emond, Carol Akerson, Dan Douthit, David Bradley, Luca Smargiasso, Kevin Harker, Michael Buttery, Tina Fiori

Andrew called at 3:06pm PST with the following dispatch:

Summary: The team is managing cold and snow and doing well. They are at Camp 2, 11,200' and could not do a back carry due to extreme winds. They're fortifying camp and staying warm until the weather improves. 


AK Sandhills said...

Carol,David & Michael,

You can always count on weather days so it's good to get them over with while you are still low on the mountain. Enjoy the rest! The meaningless 9-day forecast I am following has the snow diminishing by Sat for the 11,400 ft level and warming up by Sun - take it for what it's worth.


Natacha said...

Hope the weather will soon be better!

I'm thinking of you, specially Daniel Emond,

from his daughter Natacha

Anonymous said...

Hang on in there guys! At least you're getting the chance to put your gear to the test. Wishing for good weather for you soon and thinking of you all. Cheers, Chris.

Lucie Bacon said...

Hi every one, i hope that you gonna be able to move up soon.
Always thinking of all the team and sendinyounmy best wishes
Miss you a lot Daniel.
Lucie xx

Cornia Smargiasso said...

Stay warm and be safe - you are in our thoughts all the time!
Cornia & Family from South Africa

Unknown said...

michael, sam and emily doing great we are thinking of you all the time being in that cold, but i know you can handle very well just remember nr 25 is waiting for you for nice hot baths,cuddles and kisses, we love you lots, take care xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Luca, Cornia says u are doing well. Good to hear that you are enjoying the hardcore snow conditions. Keep active and stay focused.

Anonymous said...

Je pense à vous tous et speciallement à mon père Daniel :)

Je vous souhaite du beau temps !

De sa fille Chloé

Anonymous said...

The Dom Perignon is chilling. Stay strong, warm and focused! I'm sending you good weather vibes. Best to all of Team 2!
Cheers! Kirsten

Anonymous said...

Hope the weather will improve soon. I wish I could send you guys a little bit of sunshine! A special hello to my exceptionnal dad (Daniel) Love you lots! Marie

Unknown said...

Wooooooo Team 2!!
(with a special shout out to our girl Tina)

We love you and love watching your amazing adventure. I hope you enjoy every exciting day on the mountain. A lot of folks never try to do something as monumental as the task you are undertaking. Kudos to your Chutzpah and spirit of adventure.

Rock on!!!!!

Unknown said...


As the wind subsides and you move up the mountain, just know that all of us are with you and that you are one bad ass girl doing what all of us wish we could be doing.

Love Meg and Patrick

Unknown said...


Meg and I are sending our love, you are one bad ass girl doing what others only dream about. The weather will change to bright sunshine and your spirits will soar as you reach for new limits.

Love Meg and Patrick

Jeff Scofield said...

Yeti is saying prayers for ya girl, miss you and hope and pray you get to the summit and back home safely girl! I have a feeling when you get home you won't mind a warm day out in Josh with me....Take care!