Sunday, June 6, 2010

Denali Team 3: Dispatch #13

Denali Team 3: May 23 - June 12, 2010

Guides: Angela Seidling, Alaina Robertson

Climbers: Paul Rose, Joan Clofent, Paul Watkins, Carol Masheter, Simon Boaz, Bob Sullivan

Team 3 did not call in today but Team #4 passed on the following excellent news when Dylan Taylor called with a dispatch and noted the following:

"We kept the radio on during dinner and listened to Angela and Alaina and Team #3 as they worked their way up the top of the West buttress to high camp at 17,200. Sounds like it went well for them."

They must be very pleased to have finally gotten off the 14,000-foot plateau to climb the face of the West Buttress and move up to the high camp. They are now in position to try for the summit when they are rested and the weather is favorable. Typically a team will take a full day (in this case Monday) to rest and further acclimatize before making their summit attempt.


Arnau Clofent said...

Message for Joan:
Hi Dad! We love you too!
Fuel your energy today and go for it. We're really proud of you. Keep it hard, we believe in you.
Petons ben grossos.

Gemma said...

From Gemma
To Joan

Congratulations! We are very happy you move up to the high camp :)
Yesterday we understood the catalan message. Many kisses for you too!

Holly said...

Simon and Team 3: Congrats on making it to high camp! I'm cheering for you all on your summit push! Stand on top of the North America and enjoy the view!!!

Guillem said...

Hi Joan!
Here the whole family is with you.
You can touch the dream with your fingers and we are sure you can catch it.
Come on, dad!

Jeff Boaz said...

Simon-Good luck with tomorrow's Summit. God's speed Denali Team 3.
Mom & Dad

Granny said...

For Bob: Summit push and success, here we come. You'll be standing on top of North America, experiencing the awesomeness of your Creator. Rest in Him and remember Who is protecting you. I love you. Mom