Thursday, May 22, 2014

2014 Denali Team 1 - Dispatch 13

Trip Dates: May 5 - May 24, 2014

Chad Cochran
Tad McCrea
Kai Girad

Team Members:
Markus Blessing - Switzerland
Karin Boebner-Meier - Switzerland
Reinhard Buscher - Belgium
Ansgar Heise - Germany
Bruno Hufschmid - Switzerland
Tobias Keller - Switzerland
Andre Lottig - Germany
Klaus Portman - Switzerland
Domink Schwitter - Switzerland
Patrick Stoll - Switzerland

Update Received: May 22, 2014. 6:04pm PST.  Much to their disappointment, Team 1 was not able to summit due to the unsafe extreme cold. They began their descent today and have the following words to share:

"although we didn't make it to the summit of Denali, our expedition in the Alaska Range has continued to reward us with experiences and scenery one can only find in the Alaska Range. We look forward to what else this majestic place has to offer us tomorrow on our way out and for safe travels on the lower mountain."  -Chad and Team 1

The team may fly out either on the 23rd or the 24th. They will call back with a final dispatch.

Photos courtesy of AAI Collection.

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