Monday, June 18, 2012

Denali Team 7: June 10 to June 30 (private) - Dispatch #9

Guides: Richard Riquelme, Ben Gardner, David Farkas

Climbers: Guy Munnoch, John Moorhouse, Andrew Jenkins, Andrew May, Sid Ratnavelu, Graham Dawson, Jeremy Middleton

Richard Riquelme called at 5:30pm PST on June 18th with the following dispatch:

"Well everyone, here we are on the Polar Field (??) getting ready to make our way up to 14 Camp.  Yesterday was a rest/weather day which makes today a moving day.  Everybody is doing great and survived the bad weather yesterday.  The wind was blowing pretty hard and we got quite a bit of new snow.  It will be a tough day today moving through all that new snow but we've got a strong team and I'm confident we'll make it up to 14 Camp without any problems.  We've got awesome weather and awesome views right now."

(Admin were able to pass on your messages prior to the sat phone cutting out.)


Nola said...

Hi andy--sounds like a tough day out there but the views must be wonderful--I'm already worrying about you not eating and drinking enough!I'll have to rely on Guy to bully you.Congratulations to Jeremy--Another famous friend.
Lots of love,Nola

Anonymous said...

Hi AJ, Continue the steady progress. We will be relieved when Motor Cycle Hill is behind you all.

Barry & Edie

Katie said...

For Guy, think I posted my message on an old page! Just in case, great to be in contact, Sharon sent me the link!! All good here, missing you but delighted you are all making good progress. Love you XXXX

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr M, stop mucking about and find me some polar bears and penguins to bring home! No excuses accepted, like "they don't live here"! Hope you're having fun, Sharon xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Jeremy. Hello from the office. David is back from honeymoon and loving being back to work! You have received so many letters of congratulations for your CBE - hope you have celebrated over there too. Take care. Lou
ps sorry if this is a duplicate message - it's quite confusing sending them!

Unknown said...

Hi Dad (Jeremy) glad you are surviving,
missing you so is mum and the girls,
see you soon. Love Jamesxx(favourite son)

Anonymous said...

Watch out for the fresh snow - but enjoy the good weather. Sounds like you're moving well and keeping strong. Fingers crossed for the summit. Best wishes - Stewart & Ali

Anonymous said...

Hi John & Sid - enjoy the good weather but take care on all that fresh snow. Sounds like your team is moving well and keeping strong - bodes well for the summit! best wishes - Stewart & Ali.

Anonymous said...

Graham, seems like things are getting tough there now. Kat called yesterday in a panic after she saw the news. Glad to see all os ok with you. Hows the altitude effecting you? Probably makes Iraq look like a playground.

Not long until you can enjoy a calm whisky with the ground mortals.

Stay safe!


Nola said...

Andy from the AAI description of the climb I think it's time to look out and up rather than down --no slipping please.It really sounds great ,if challenging.
Good luck to to everyone
Love you,nola

Anonymous said...

Andrew May and the rest of the team - Thinking of you and wishing you the very best all the way to the top!

From all here on Sark

Unknown said...

Good luck wading through the fresh snow, Dad - bet all of those odd looks on Nevis are paying off now... don't be taking any Moorhouse short cuts. Jess xx

Kevin Gaskell said...

Well done guys, sounds like good progress. Andy, whatever you wear make sure you shave for the summit! Watching and pushing for you all. Have fun. Kevin + Matt

Anonymous said...

Hi Graham Hope the weather is behaving itself and that you're slowly, but surely making your way to the summit. Take it steady old man, I want you back one piece. Missing you lots. Sally xxx