Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 3 (May 21- June 10) From May 21 Dispatch #2


Andrew Yasso
Will Gordon
Calvin Morris


Anya Jones
Dave Nelson
Deanna Brubaker
Greg Andersen
Igor Kropotov
Janet Joy Lee
Karen Nelson
Renaye Dickerson
Rhiannon Brey

Lead Guide Andrew Yasso called in after a successful and exciting flight from K2 Aviation to Basecamp (7200') . The team is resting on the Kahiltna Glacier after having set up camp, and being the first ones in for the morning, had camp to themselves! They were able to set up camp quickly and efficiently, showing great teamwork. A full and delicious meal of pasta, bread and brownies for dessert was enjoyed that evening. The plan is to move up the glacier to Camp 1 tomorrow after some glacier travel skills practice. The travel to Camp 1 is about 5 miles of mostly flat terrain with one downhill section on 'Heartbreak Hill'. 

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