Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 Denali West Buttress Team 6 (June 6 - 26) Dispatch 6

June 15, 2016


Paul Ivaska
Jim Mediatore
Angela Henderson


Gerard Hackett
Jeb Burchenal
Michael Henry
Timo Smuts
Cyprian Z
John Carswell
Hideyasu Nishi

AAI lead guide Paul Ivaska called this evening to report on Team 6. As anticipated, Team 6 arrived at Camp 3 (14,300ft) yesterday (Tuesday), June 14th. Today they back-carried to pick-up their cache from Windy Corner (13,450ft).

Tomorrow (Thursday) the team plans to practice using the fixed lines in preparation for making their next cache on the 16,000ft ridge above the fixed lines. Everyone is doing really well and they are currently having great weather - last night was a bit windy, with gusts up to 60mph high on the mountain and around 40mph at Camp 3.

We are hoping the weather continues so Team 6 (and the other teams on Denali) can continue their progress up the mountain. We are looking forward to hearing from Team 6 again soon!


KV said...

Great news Team 6! Way to go! Michael, you've got friends praying each step of the way for you and your team! Enjoy the journey, and I hope you make it to the summit!

Scott Anderson said...

Alright, now on the upper mountain! Enjoy it all and grab every window! Best from Golden, CO