Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 3 (May 16 - June 5) Dispatch 4

May 18, 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 guide Ian Mceleney called in yesterday evening to report in from Camp 1 (7,800ft/ 2,377m). Team 3 had a stormy night but woke up to a clear dawn.

For breakfast, the team had cinnamon buns and oranges. After breakfast, they packed up their gear and made a cache further up the mountain at Kahiltna Pass (~10,000ft).

It was a really good day weather-wise, being fairly hot throughout the day with really good views of the range. The team had a lot of fun! For the evening the team was resting up and refueling.

Tomorrow (5/19), if the weather holds, Team 3 will try to move up the mountain to Camp 2 (11,200ft/  3,413m). We are looking forward to hearing from them soon!

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