Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 3 (May 16 - June 5) Dispatch 2

May 17th, 2016

Guides:

Andy Stephen
Ian Mceleney
Michael Wachs

Climbers:

Jeremy Cote
Penelope Walker
Julie Bedford
Barry Raferty
Freddie Walker
Daniel Goldstein
Rory McHugh
David Atkinson
Jonathan Dell Guidry

AAI lead guide Andy Stephen called in this morning (5/17) from Base Camp.

Team 3 flew in yesterday evening (5/16) with beautiful conditions and set-up at Base Camp. The team learned a few necessary skills and had a delicious dinner of pad tai.

The weather is a slightly socked in this morning, having had a little fresh snow overnight. The team will start the day with a hearty breakfast before learning additional skills. 

The team is hopeful of moving up to Camp 1 (7,800ft) later today, as the conditions are looking great for that possibility.

Everyone on Team 3 is getting along great and having a good time. The team is looking forward to moving higher up the mountain later today!


3 comments:

Dwayne Burley said...

Jeremy, Hope you are having a great experience glad you are all doing well. Can't wait for pictures Love Ya Mom

Esteverena said...

Jeremy Cote, enjoying these updates... keep climbing that monster brother. Fernando Esteverena

CMOC said...

Love these updates. M&E send their love to Jeremy!!