Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 2 (May 9 - 29) Dispatch 13

May 24, 2016


Chad Cochran
Jim Mediatore
Jeremy Devine


Dennis Ougrin
Roxanne Litynska
Jerry Schuryk
Michael Torbett
Delfino DiMascio
Pedro Becquer
Georg Molnes

AAI lead guide Chad Cochran called in to report on the progress of Team 2.

Team 2 was able to put in their cache on Monday (5/23), above the fixed lines. The weather was finally cooperating and allowed them to make their way above the fixed lines and acclimatize some while putting in their cache. They had a relaxing evening after a productive day, and headed to bed early.

Team 2 woke up to their coldest day yet, about -10 to -15 degrees fahrenheit. They had a great breakfast yesterday (5/24) before venturing out and checking out the views provided by the clearing weather. They could see some teams moving across the lower glacier. Team 2 took some inventory and reorganized their gear and got prepared for the potential to move further up the mountain as soon as the weather provides them the opportunity.

Team 2 got to watch as Team 3 arrived at Camp 3 around dinner time. The two teams are currently camp neighbors, and were able to enjoy each other's company for the evening.

Team 2 is looking forward to the weather hopefully clearing up for Wednesday (5/25), so they can attempt to make their way closer to the summit!

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