Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Denali Team 2 - Dispatch 19

Trip Dates: May 11-31, 2014

Guides: 
Andrew Yasso
Geoff Lodge

Team Members: 
Selina Dicker
Mikkel Lier
Mark Smith
Adam Torrens
Amy Wise

Update Received: May 27, 2014. 11:31pm PST. The weather report for the morning of the 27th had turned for the worse: a forecast of 6-12" of snow a day, meaning that by Friday there could be between 2-4' of new snow. With the last few trip days closing in and the weather not working in their favor, 45 MPH winds and and -25 degrees at High Camp, the team made the decison to retreat back down while they could safely pass through Windy Corner before the worse of the weather hit.

They are safely back at Base Camp in high spirits and waiting for the planes to come in and take them back to Talkeetna.


Photos courtesy of Team 2 members from arrival day. 

1 comment:

Adam Fern said...

Nooooooooooooooo!!!

It sounds like everyone is doing well, but to have the carrot dangled in front of you for so long....

Everyone on AAI Denali 2014 Team 2 has my shared excitement and heartache for the expedition you've all just accomplished.

Amy, this just means we'll have to go back and do it together. A million Xs and Os for you.

Adam