Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Denali Team 4: May 22 to June 11 Dispatch #8 Waiting to Move to Camp 4

Denali Team 4: May 22 to June 11

Guides: Angela Seidling and Erik Johnson 

Climbers: Llew Gartrell (Australia), Nicholas Durack (UK), Peter Grant (UK), Edward Iglesias (Australia), and Paul Watkins (Australia).

Angela called in with a dispatch at 1:35 pm on June 1st:

“Hello! We put in a cache yesterday and they day went very well. Everyone did fantastic. We had some challenging weather. It was cold, windy, and snowing a bit. But, we were excited we got the opportunity to put on our “warm” clothes!  There was some traffic on the lines, but nothing major. We’re currently sitting at camp, anxious to move up. We’re just waiting for the weather to cooperate. It’s not looking promising – we’re on standby. Everyone is having a great time, especially after a hearty breakfast of cheesy hash browns and bacon. The Team is saying they eat better here than at home! Messages:

Happy birthday to my brother Neil, from Angela!!

Paul wants to send his love to his wife and he misses her dearly. Say ‘hi’ to Bitsy for me.

Ok, talk to you later!”


Ilona Watkins said...

Paul. I (& Jack) love and miss you more than you can imagine. Stay safe, stay strong and climb this mountain so you can come home to us! Love your wife! Xo

Ellie said...

Paul. Liam and I miss you too. Come home and see our new house!

janellegrant5 said...

Hi Pj, all missing you load,bought some great purchases, credit card is rocking! Only joking... Just take care as we love you loads. J.I.T. xxx

Pav said...


Hope the weather clears up for you safe...hopefully you brought some good reading material!

"Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports...all others are games." -Ernest Hemingway

jeff said...

Hurry home Wato. I need some testosterone back at the Fearnwood sesh. I guess there's no point talking to you bout the weather at home. Chloe n George say Go Paul and Jude's got a great yak fat recipe for you!