Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 5 (May 30 - June 19) Dispatch 7

June 6, 2016


Andrew Yasso
Zach Lovell
Will Gordon


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

AAI lead guide Andrew Yasso called in this evening. As anticipated, Team 5 remained at Camp 2 today due to fresh snowfall and unsafe weather conditions. They used today as a rest day, catching up on much needed rest after the long haul to make their cache yesterday.

The team had a late start to the day, sleeping in and eating some great food throughout the day. The sun made a brief appearance, allowing the team to charge some equipment before working on some camp improvements.

The plan for tomorrow will be to move up to Camp 3, weather permitting. Everyone is doing really well and say hello to friends and family back home.


Ember said...

Sending you love and good weather thoughts from Portland!

Sue simonet said...

Hey Phil, We are watching everyday for updates!! Sounds like we need to all be sending good weather vibes your way! Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Hopefully, the weather pattern will break soon and permit TEAM 4 to reach their goal of "maximum elevation"!! We love you lots!!!!

Sue simonet said...

I hope for a safe summit for ALL teams but my post should have said TEAM 5!!;)