Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Denali Team 4: May 22 to June 11 Dispatch #12
Summit Success!

 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 1:30 am on June 7th:

“Hey everybody. This is Angela calling with a very quick message. Good news; everyone made it from Team 4 to the summit. We arrived at about 6:30pm, and got back down to camp at 11:30pm, just in time to see the beautiful sunset and the sunrise. We’re all safe and sound, eating dinner. We’re looking forward to going to sleep and get some well-deserved rest! Everyone is pretty happy, and pretty tired. I’ll call again tomorrow.”


Ilona Watkins said...

Congratulations to the whole team on a successful summit attempt!
Stay safe on your trip back down- everyone is waiting for you all to return home.
Paul- can't believe it, the only time I was on the phone, after carrying it everywhere for two days!
I love you so much and can't wait for you to come home!
Your wife.. Xox

janellegrant5 said...

Hi Pj, just got off the phone from you a big congratulations to you and all the team. WELL DONE!!!!! You sounded shattered but it was well worth it, keep telling yourself that and you will not feel so tired. Cant wait for you to get home, not the washing though. Have a safe journey down, all of you. We love you so much. JIT. ps kids have said, def no beard or tash! xxxxx