Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 Denali Team 3 - Dispatch 11

Trip Dates: May 18 - June 7, 2014

Aidan Loehr
Shelby Carpenter
Ian McEleney

Team Members:
Paul Bunn
Grazyna Machnik
Brett Martin
Nancy Rodriguez 
Dominic Saul
Salima Shafi 
Roy Wells 

Update Received: May 29, 2014. 10:58am PST. Calling in from 14,200'. Yesterday, Team 3 was able to place a cache at 16,200'.  They experienced some high wind conditions while on the Fixed Lines which were also abnormally icy this year. Today the sun was shining on Camp 3, but the winds were roaring through the upper ridges, sounding like a freight train.  The weather forecast is in a holding pattern through the 30th and possibly the 31st.

As soon the weather permits, the team will be ready to move up to 17K' since they have already placed their cache up high.

Photos courtesy of AAI Collection. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey Paul & Nancy... A Big "HI" From Home!!! We are with you all the way. Love the reports... Bet the Headwall was a challenge with the ice! Just know that you carry our hearts with you... Be smart... Be safe... Hope you're smiling a lot!