Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 3 (May 21 - June 10)


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 from relatively sunny Talkeetna! They left camp 3 the previous day at 14,000ft at 11pm the and made it into basecamp at around 10-11am in the morning, a solid 12 hour move. Andrew had mentioned different 'e' words in his previous dispatch, but to describe the final push down to basecamp he used the word 'eventful'. With difficult travel, open crevasses and other challenges everyone still worked hard, stayed together as a team and managed all events with a laugh and a smile. Solid teamwork! The team is now letting their gear dry out in Talkeetna, happy to be back and looking forward to a shower and one of their last team dinners together. Thanks for following everyone! 

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