Notes from the Stratosphere
“The end of a continuing saga”
Monday, July 2, 2007
With peculiar Pellegrini syntax, Dave called in at 9 pm last night from the United gate at Anchorage to report that all members of TZT should be home by this morning. “We have survived the mountain,
“A brutal, almost nauseous-tense day”
Sunday, July 1, 2007
“We’re all in Talkeetna”, reports Dave Covill last night at midnight, “and walking back to our motel. Beckie is sore, her right knee doesn’t work very well and we’re not sure what’s wrong with it.
“A very interesting development”
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Dave Covill called yesterday afternoon to report “a very interesting development”. The descent on the headwall from 17,000 to 14,000 ft. was “not without incident”, according to Dave. “Beckie took a
“We’ll see you soon”
Friday, June 29, 2007
All TZT members moved from 14,200 ft to 11,000 ft to spend the night before moving further down to 7,600 ft today. Rob reported a beautiful but cold descent along the ridge with the morning
“Denali awaits for our return”
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, 4:20 pm Denali time -- Dave Pellegrini reports that TZT has made a team decision that “at 17,200 ft we are as high as we’re going to go.” With a calm and assured voice Dave reports that
No word, yet
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
No word last night or this morning from TZT. According to their proposed schedule today would be their first and only attempt at the summit assuming they made High Camp at 17,200 ft yesterday.
“Our last chance”
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Rob called Monday at 4pm to report bad weather, snow and wind which has interfered with using the satellite phone. “It’s not overly cold, but about 20 inches of snow has fallen over the past 3 to 4
The TZT team will attempt to use satellite and cell technologies to send text updates and photos as the expedition progresses. Feel free to add comments and encouragement to any posting...