Monday, June 11, 2018

Denali West Buttress Expedition Team 5 (May 27 - June 16, 2018)

Guides:

Higinio Gonzalez
Will Gordon
Lindsey Hamm

Climbers:

Dara Stilger Griggs
Neil Reisinger
Justin Kile
Alex Pancoe
Matthew Herbein
Aaron Gardner
Sharon Marston
Jonathan Blinstrub
Andreas Czymoch

Team 5 remains at Camp 3 (14,200ft) after a big weekend storm that left a lot of new snow on the ground. No teams are moving up from Camp 3 today because of avalanche hazards. Today has nice clear skies and the plan for the team is to move from Camp 3 to Camp 4 (High Camp, 17,200ft) tomorrow (Tuesday), and go for the summit the next day (Wednesday). With a High Camp cache in place for them already, it should be an easier move to High Camp as they try to thread the needle.

4 comments:

Jason Lilly said...

Aaron Gardner: THE CAPS WON THE STANLEY CUP!!

They won the series 4-1 finishing on Thursday, 6/7.

Go get that mountain!

Jason Lilly said...

Aaron Gardner: THE CAPS WON THE STANLEY CUP!!

They won the series 4-1 finishing on Thursday, 6/7.

Go get that mountain!

(sorry if this is posted multiple times)

Andrew O'Brien said...

I don't think you can post it too many times for Aaron to see! We are all rooting for him on this trek. But the Caps bringing it home is pretty damn exciting too.

Hope you guys get the peak tomorrow (Wednesday)!





Sue Brabender said...

Good luck to all in Team 5 for summit attempt but especially to my niece Sharon, a little Aussie dynamo. We're all thinking of you. Lots of love, Auntie Sue x