Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 1 (May 2 - 22) Dispatch 9

May 22, 2016


Tad McCrea
Philip Ruegger
Aili Farquhar


Alex Gammeter
Markus Grohall
Michael Landstatter
Marc Meire
Markus Muller
Thomas Rumpf
Julia Schultz
Michael von Wolf

Lead Guide Tad McCrea called in last night (5/22) from Talkeetna, Alaska.

The second half of Team 1, aka "the Kobler machine," finally made it back to Talkeetna. Unfortunately Team 1 had some satellite phone malfunctions and were unable to report in once they reached Base Camp on Wednesday night (5/18). Team 1 had a party at the runway, celebrating their successful climb with some music and drinks.

The first half of Team 1 (6 people) was able to fly off the mountain on Thursday afternoon (5/19) and the second half of Team 1 flew off the mountain late Saturday night (5/21).

Team 1 was overall an extremely fun crew to work with and was very strong, which showed on all fronts. AAI guides had a great time and really enjoyed working with this group!

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