Monday, June 19, 2017

2017 Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 6 (June 11 - July 1)


Richard Riquelme
Wyatt Evenson
Max Lurie


Carlos Barquet
Christopher Eubanks
Emal Ehsan
Huachao "Mike" Chen
Jeff Burkard
Peter Blackshaw
Sophie Hilarie
Timothy Switzer

Team 6 guide Wyatt Evenson called in. The team had a large amount of snowfall, accumulating about two and a half feet, on Friday night at Camp 2. Due to the snowfall and cloudy weather they decided not to back carry early in the morning. Once the weather cleared enough later in the day, around 1:00pm, they were able to make the trip down to retrieve their cache at around 10,000ft.

The team took a weather day on Camp two (aka Camp Misery as Wyatt endearingly referred to it) the next day, making a trip to Windy Corner to stash their cache at 13,400ft. Richard made an awesome dinner of rehydrated peppers and other delicious sides when they arrived back at camp. Everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful view to the south of Mt. Forker, the Kahiltna Dome and many other awe-inspiring peaks through the Kahiltna pass. The plan tomorrow is to move to Camp three at 14,000ft. They will let us know as soon as they reach their next camp! Everyone on Team 6 wishes their father a happy fathers day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep slogging away Peter 'Poppy" Blackshaw, you can do it. Ducky