Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

May 17, 2016


Andy Stephen
Ian Mceleney
Michael Wachs


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 yesterday (5/17) evening, about 10:00pm. Team 3 successfully made it to Camp 1 (7,800ft), just below Ski Hill, yesterday evening about 7:00pm.

They experienced some intermittent weather throughout the day that did not halt their movements. For the most part it was a good day and everyone was in really good spirits. AAI guide Ian Mceleney cooked the team some delicious burgers and made salad for dinner, using the last of their fresh vegetables.

Weather may move in on the team tomorrow, so they are going to play their movements by ear. The team may make a cache further up the mountain tomorrow, if the weather permits. We are looking forward to another update from the team soon!

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