Sunday, June 24, 2012

Denali Team 7: June 10 to June 30 (private) - Dispatch #12


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 12:52 am PST June 24th with the following dispatch: Good Night! This is Richard from Denali Team 7. Today we went from 14 to 17,200 feet on Denali. It was a long day. Pretty Breezy too. There was a lot of wind on the ridge as we got near 17,000 camp. Today we actually had a team member decide to descend. Sid Ratnavelu was too tired to continue ( I apologize it was broken up, more info will come when we have it) Ben took Sid down to meet with Team 8, who apparently also had someone heading down.


So, yeah that's the news from me right now. Tomorrow will be a lazy day because the weather's supposed to come in so we're just going to hunker down for a bit and wait for the opportunity. Everybody's doing fine right now, their in good spirits, but very tired. See you later aligator. 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Awesome, really pleased to see you're at 17'000. Keeping everything crossed that you and the team manage to make it to the summit! Missing you lots. Please stay safe - that's an order. Love Mrs D x

karen said...

Hi John and all Team 7, so sorry to hear that Sid is coming off the mountain, I am sure he will be gutted to be leaving you all. Keep strong and I am thinking of you ALL the time. Lots of Love Karen xx

Jo and Chris said...

Hi Commander!

Tugging our forelocks in admiration...we have a very nice bottle of champers chilling in anticipation of celebration. Ding dong!!

A Paris,

Jo, Chris, Alex and Lottie xxxxxxx

Jo and Chris said...

Hi Commander,

Tugging our forelocks in admiration....have a very nice bottle of champers chilling in anticipation of celebration. Ding dong!!

A Paris,

Jo, Chris, Alex and Lottie xxxxxx

Jo and Chris said...

Hi Commander,

Tugging our forelocks in admiration....have a very nice bottle of champers chilling in anticipation of celebration. Ding dong!!

A Paris,

Jo, Chris, Alex and Lottie xxxxxx

Katie said...

For Guy, FAB news you made it so far,congrats to you all, been with you in spirit! At Judy's for weekend, amazing place, home tomorrow then only 8 sleeps. Praying for a weather window for you all, love to Graham and the rest of the team but mostly to you. Have a restful few hours and go well my love.

Jessica Moorhouse said...

To John Moorhouse: You're doing great Dad. Sang this on my way to work the other day 'Cinderelly Cinderelly has a...' Thought it would make you smile.

Zac's awards are on Tuesday, will let you know the outcome. He says 'May the power of the moustache be with you always'

Miss you

Love Jess and Zac

Jessica Moorhouse said...

To John Moorhouse: You're doing great Dad! Sang this on my way to work the other day 'Cinderelly Cinderelly has a...' thought it would make you smile.

Zac's award show is on Tuesday, will let you know the outcome. He says 'may the power of the moustache be with you always'.

Missing our morning chats

Love Jess and Zac xx

Nick said...

Jeremy's brother wishing him and whole team a successful attempt on the summit- a message sent from just 4 feet above sea level and about 30 degrees in Antigua!
love Nick

Nola said...

Hi andy
Safely back in flat after rushed but really worthwhile visit to the Algarve--a very pleasant 30 -35 degree temperature after our nonexistent summer--bad golf but a spectacular cliff walk-you would love it--kayaking,standup paddle boards,boats etc
Good luck to everyone--you ve all done so well-- heroics not necessary
Love you
Nola

somewheregood said...

Hi AJ, we spoke about your adventures over dinner last night. James, Jemma, Georgie and Duncan hope you have your flourescent shirt ready for the summit. Hang in there - there is water-skiing and Disney ahead, love Kerry, Nicole and the cousins

Budgie said...

Hi Jeremy - keep it up - you'll want to tell Liz all about it at the ceremony! Budgie

Anonymous said...

Hi AJ, Vasbyt! (pronounced Fuss Bate)We are with you all the way. Love from Barry & Edie

Louise Thomas said...

Hi Jeremy from Lou, David and Peter in the office. Not long now and you'll be on your way back home. Well done so far - you're doing BRILLIANTLY. All OK here. Keep safe. Lou x

Simon said...

Hi Guy! Katie gave us the Web address. Our altitude here is 95m. I gather yours is higher. Our weather is cold and windy, but yours may be worse. I am impressed. Keep thinking 'forsan et Haec olim meminisse iuvabit' Simon and Jennifer.

Simon said...

Hi Guy! Katie gave us the Web address. Our altitude here is 95m. I gather yours is higher. Our weather is cold and windy, but yours may be worse. I am impressed. Keep thinking 'forsan et Haec olim meminisse iuvabit' Simon and Jennifer.

Catherine Middleton said...

Hi Jeremy, Andrew and rest of team you are all doing so well not far now!
Thinking of you all alot. Don't take any risks Jeremy we all need you back safe and sound, kids send their love and missing you. Lots of messages of good luck from all your friends too!
With much love
Catherine

Catherine Middleton said...

Hi Jeremy, me again, not sure if you get all your messages but just wanted you to know that we are all thinking of you and looking forward to having you back home in one piece! James and I off to Wimbledon on tuesday and girls enjoyed Alex's 18th birthday party on friday night. Off to Beadnell on friday for Lou's 50th birthday so will be dusting off the old bike.
Much love Catherinexx