Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Climber on the summit of Denali. Photo Brian Okonek.

Kirsten and Olivier summitted yesterday. She said it was fun and not too cold. It looked like they had a little bit of clouds and I bet that kept things warmer.
She called this morning from High Camp. She was in her tent which she said was snowing on her. When it gets really cold out the tents don't allow the moisture from breathing pass through the walls of the tent. So all of the moisture collects on the inside of the tent in the form of ice crystals and then when you move in the morning it snows on you. Or when the sun hits the tent and warms it up, it rains on you.

Tork is at High Camp and doing good kremer said. I have not talked to him yet. The weather looks good in there right now. The last time I talked to Tom his plan was to rest today and go for it tomorrow if the weather is good.



Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you from France.
We are the parents of Olivier.
Congratulations to Olivier and Kristen for the summit of Denali.
We have read your diary every day.
We are happy for Olivier.
Thank you

Jean Lou and Nadine

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Olivier and Kristen for the summit of Denali.
If Olivier is happy now, I am happy.
Thank you.


Anya said...
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Anya said...

Ah, I am so excited! I can't wait to hear if Tork made it to the summit today....
This is so cool.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on behalf of his teams back in Asia. Pls dont forget about the flag :)