Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 5 (May 30 - June 19) Dispatch 11

June 12, 2016

Guides:

Andrew Yasso
Zach Lovell
Will Gordon

Climbers:

Rob Parker
Sanni Rannikko
Phil Simonet
Irma Vijn
Tjark de Vries
Stefan Jorritsma
Mark Munsters
Peter
Maaike Braat

AAI lead guide Andrew Yasso called late Friday (6/10) evening to let us know the team had a weather window opening up over the next couple days and Team 5 was planning to push for High Camp on Saturday and attempt to make for their summit bid.


On Saturday (6/11) Team 5 lucked out with some partly cloudy weather and minor snow flurries, so they made a strong push up to High Camp (17,200ft). They left mid-morning, arriving at High Camp around 5 o'clock. The team enjoyed a brief rest at High Camp, eating and rehydrating while planning their summit bid for Sunday (weather permitting).

Earlier this morning (6/12), Team 5 decided to make the push toward the summit. The weather was clear with high winds further up the mountain.

TEAM 5 SUMMITTED DENALI TODAY (June 12, 2016 at 7:15p.m. Alaska time)!!! Congratulations Team 5! We're looking forward to hearing all about it, soon!


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to everyone on Team 5!!!

Sue simonet said...

AWESOME NEWS, CONGRATULATIONS TEAM 5!!

Naomi Parker said...

Congratulations to team 5. I can relax a little now.

Anonymous said...

Geweldig nieuws! Gefeliciteerd Stefan en team!! Groetjes, Fabienne xxx

Jeanne said...

Congratulations to everyone! Thanks for the update. Great job.
Love from your Momma!

Paul Montgomery said...

Congratulations, Rob! Paul.

Paul Montgomery said...

Congratulations, Rob! Paul.

Jason SJOBECK said...

Congratulations team 5.

I can't wait to see photos and hear all the details.

Shannon Wilkinson said...

Congratulations Rob, way to go!