Guides: Angela Seidling, Alaina Robertson
Climbers: Paul Rose, Joan Clofent, Paul Watkins, Carol Masheter, Simon Boaz, Bob Sullivan
Lead guide Angela Seidling called at 1:20 Pacific time with more news from the mountain!
"Hey all, we just got up and are eating breakfast," Angela laughed. "It was a loooongggg day yesterday."
The team awoke yesterday morning to find terrible conditions. It was windy and they were essentially in a cloud. But surprisingly it cleared up at about noon. The team left for the summit at 2:30pm.
When they left it was quite warm. As they ascended the mountain, the winds picked up and the temperatures dropped. They summited in extremely cold temperatures at 9:00pm.
On their way down they had a spectacular view. The sunset -- which is usually a minor affair this time of year -- was absolutely stunning over the Alaska range.
They finally arrived at camp, dog tired, at 2:00am.
The plan for today is to pack up and move down to 14,000 feet. Tomorrow they will try to get all the way out.
The team had a lot of shout outs to everybody back home.
Today was Alaina's birthday. And she said the best birthday present is coming down the mountain. She's excited to eat food in Talkeetna. "Lazy Sunday, here I come. Can't wait for Bubbles, 'The L Word' and bacon!"
"I'm so happy to have made the summit with such fine guides and companions. And I'm honored to have shared the responsibilitis of the climb. Thinking of everybody at home. AAAHHOOO!!!"
"For me yesterday was one of the happioest days of my life. I reached my fifth of the seven summits!"
"I want to give a shout out to Red Point. Summit success equals invisible Fran at 14k one minute 27 seconds."
"The summit was truly spectacular. Definitely one of god's views from heaven. Steph and kids I'll be coming home soon!"
"Happy birthday to my favorite mom. I love you. Your card is going to be late."