Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2015 Denali Team 2, Day 15, Expedition Dates 5/12 - 6/2


Aidan Loehr
Andy Stephen
Chris Benson


Fabio Luigi Aspali
Mathias Brandenburg
Dr. Peter Fichtner
Ernst Huber
Gunther Reinhold Muller-Schubert
Roger Ruegg
Rene Robert Spichiger
Marisa Tribastone
Stefan Urfer

"Hi this is Aidan with Denali trip 2 with the American Alpine Institute. Today is May 26th, I can't really remember what day it is, but we are at High Camp (17,300ft) which is very exciting.

We left at 8:05AM this morning, we were really the only big team that moved up to 17 which is nice so we weren't crowded on the fixed lines and on the ridge.

The plan currently is to push for the summit tomorrow or Thursday morning as we have a pretty good weather window that we are trying to thread the needle of.

Everyone did really well actually, moving to High Camp. It is possibly the toughest day of the entire expedition. The total time was 8 hours of travel at altitude.

I will give everyone a last minute briefing tonight in the cook tent before we go to bed so they are prepared for the coming days and hopeful summit attempt.

We are all trying to enjoy our US Freeze dried meals, I am currently waiting for my spaghetti and meat sauce to solidify.

Stefan wants to say he misses his girls back home. He is cracking the whip on us so he can get back and see them.
Andy misses his parents and sister desperately.
Chris doesn't miss anyone.
I miss my favorite dog who anxiously waiting for me to get back.

Alright I am going to get back to my freeze dried and hopefully we will be calling in with good news. This is Aidan over and out."

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