Thursday, May 12, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 2 (May 9 - 29) Dispatch 3

Guides:

Chad Cochran
Jim Mediatore
Jeremy Devine

Climbers:

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

Lead Guide Chad Cochran called in early this morning to inform us that Team 2 successfully made it to Camp 1 (7800ft) at the base of Ski Hill.

They woke up to some variable conditions with some mixed snow and clouds that eventually turned into poor visibility but the route was well marked and they made the big 5.5 mile push to Camp 1.

After about 7 hours of walking and then doing a great job of building camp together, the team settled in for a delicious meal of Alfredo Pasta.

Team 2 is looking to cache around 10,00ft today to prep for their move to Camp 2 (11,200ft).


3 comments:

Roma Zubenko said...

Congratulations Team 2! Especially my friends Dennis and Roxanne! Hope weather won't delay you guys.
Roma

Unknown said...

Thinking of you guys as you make your way to Camp 2.
Love,Jerry's sister Sandy

Unknown said...

Thinking of you guys as you make your way to Camp 2.
Love,Jerry's sister Sandy