Monday, May 31, 2010

Denali Team 2 - Dispatch #7

Denali Team 2: May 16 - June 5, 2010

Guides: Paul Ivaska, Chantel Astorga, Kevin Hogan

Climbers: John McQueston, Nick Pearce, Sarah Nelson, Roger Woolett, Simon James, Max Bouev, Jeff Marks, Alex Roetter, Mark Michelin


Guide Paul Ivaska called and left the following dispatch at 1:02pm Pacific time on Monday, May 31:


Good morning everyone! This is Paul calling from 14,000 feet. Everyone but Jon McQuestin and Kevin summited on May 29 at 2pm. We had good weather wind some wind some wind but not too bad. It was a great day and we are very happy that we were able to make it to the top.


Yesterday the 30th we came down to the 14,000-foot camp. Now we’re having a great breakfast, and soon will continue down the mountain with the hope of getting to base camp Tuesday morning, June 1st. [we missed a few sentences here because of interference] Everyone is in good spirits and in good shape and we’ll talk to you soon.”

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6 comments:

Martyn said...

Congratulations One and All, especially Alex our son and Mark his great pal. Love, Joyce & Martyn

Matthew said...

This is for Nick Pearce.

Maaaaaate! Can't believe you did it! That is huge. You have come so far from where we started, you should be so proud of yourself, a massive achievement.

Matt Collins.

Sharon said...

To Sarah, Roger, Max and Simon...congrats my friends, so happy (and jealous) for you all. Can't wait to see pics and hear your stories. Careful on the down low, you still have a few feet to go.

Sharon

Amanda said...

Yea Nelson! Thinking of you!

-Jones

Anonymous said...

Wow! Well done simon and all. Take it easy . We are proud!!! Love, charlie, mark n joseph n mum

Maddy said...

Nice work Roetter! I'm all kinds of fired up to start climbing this summer so I hope you recover quickly and ready to pull me up some hills soon! Congrats man, see ya soon.