Thursday, May 14, 2015

2015 Denali Team 2 Dispatch #2 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

Lead Guide Aidan Loehr called in at 11:33PM last night (5/13) to update us with Team #2’s movements.

“Hey this is Aidan with Denali trip 2. We are sitting in camp 1 now. We flew into the airstrip at the base of Mt. hunter last night in near perfect weather last night. Pretty awesome flight, just doesn’t get much better than that.

We got a good weather forecast for today. Practiced some skills at night and got everyone in bed at a reasonable hour, ‘reasonable-ish’.

We got up early and had a 6AM breakfast, reviewed some more skills and got out of camp at 1015, heading up to Camp 1.

Again in near perfect glacier conditions. Few clouds in the south that developed throughout the afternoon but we knew that was going to happen. Forecast calls for some winds out of the southwest but that shouldn’t affect us much down low.

We arrived to camp in great shape in 5 hours 45 minutes. Could have gone faster but there was no reason to push it and tire people out. Team seems to be in good spirits and they handled the day well.

We are settled in camp now with low visibility with some snow showers but nothing impassable for us looking forward.

We will have a carry day tomorrow before moving up to Camp 11.

Everyone is bedded down for the night and we are enjoying chatting about climbing in Switzerland.

Having a great trip so far, we will call in more as we move up the mountain. This Aidan with AAI Denali Trip 2, over and out.”

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