Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 Denali Team 4 - Dispatch 4

Trip Dates: May 25 - June 14, 2014

Ben Gardner
Quino Gonzalez
Liz Daley

Team Members:
Davide Collini
Brian Dagg
Victor Konyashchenkov
Kamsen Lau
Benjamin Lee
Michelle Smith
Scott Smith
Julia Sorenson

Update Received: May 29, 2014. 10:12pm PST. The weather has been quite challenging the past few days. Team 4 left Camp 1 around 10:00 in the morning with warm temperatures, but under light snow conditions. In the hours hiking up glacier the storm increased in intensity to white out conditions. In true expedition style, the team had to use their navigation skills and GPS to find their cache placed below 11K'.  They arrived around 2:00pm, retrieved their cache and made camp here. It took a few hours prepping the campsite under the snowy conditions, but team members are happily, and tiredly, eating dinner and melting snow for water. 

They are not sure of the plans for the 30th. They would like to finish pulling their sleds up to Camp 2, but they are going to first assess the weather conditions in the morning before making the call. 

Photo courtesy of AAI Collection. 

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