Monday, June 8, 2009

Tork and Hewette

Picture of Denali taken from Kahiltna Dome.

Tom and Tim and the rest of their crews are all at 17K. Tim should be waiting for the next weather window to make an attempt.

This photo was also taken by Tom Falley. He took it yesterday. Camp is relatively empty since most everyone is out and about this day.

Tork rolled in to high camp a bit ago. His preference is to rest tomorrow and go for the summit the next day. He'll give me an update in the next day or so.

Tork passed Mike Janes, Lhawang and Brian and Todd's expeditions as they were heading down and he was heading up.

I'm not sure what Mike and Lhawang's schedules are right now as far as when they will leave 14 and when they will arrive in base camp. If I had to guess, I'd guess that they will be in base camp sometime tomorrow morning. Brian said that they are going to camp at 14 tonight and start heading for base camp tomorrow.

We're at 14 now and are acclimatizing. We've been here 2 nights. Will hike up fixed ropes today. All is well. Nate and Ben are. We're camping adjacent to them." -Email from Vince

Kahiltna Dome in the background. Climbers rolling into 11.

Kirsten Kremer called in from 9,700 foot camp. They were on the North Ridge of Kahiltna Dome this afternoon. She said they had 40+ mph winds up there, so they came down after a bit. They are doing great she said and getting in lots of classes, as well as having a good time. It sounded like they are going to give the Dome another go as soon as the winds die down a bit.

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