Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Denali Team 2 - Dispatch #3

Trip Dates:  May 12 - June 2, 2015


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

Aidan called in at 8:30 AM this morning (5/15) to give us an update on Team #2’s situation. The team had just finished a breakfast of French toast and was settling into a rest/weather day at 7800 ft.

Yesterday the team cached supplies at about 10,000 ft. near Kahiltna Pass, in preparation for moving up to Camp 2. The day started off mild, with low cloud and some fog, and the team hauled sleds to the cache point.  After completing the cache, they began the descent in worsening weather.  By the time they arrived back at camp around 5:00 PM, the wind had stiffened and snow was accumulating. The guides prepared a hearty meal of spaghetti with tomato/meat sauce.

After dinner, the guides listened to the weather report from Base Camp.  With snow and rising wind forecast for the next two days, they decided to hold in camp and wait for a break.

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