Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Denali Team 7: June 10 to June 30 (private) - Dispatch #15

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 June 26th at 9:39pm PST with the following dispatch: Howdy Howdy, this is Richard and team 7 at 14,200 feet. We had a window to move down and we took it.

I have a lot of people here who want to send some messages home. 

-It's Andrew May from weather my favorite thing.

-Jeremy Here: Well this is the bigger part that counts but I'm not sure the crew are convinced

-Greg Olsen to family: Tumbled down from 17,200 to 14,200, literally, but we're on our way back.

-From Guy to Katy: The weather window you talked about sadly occurs to us is closed.

-From John Millhouse to Karen: The first prize went to somebody else this time. But we're down safely and missing you very much. Message to Zach: good luck on your big competition night.

Okay that's it that's all. I'll call you tomorrow on office time. Hopefully you guys have good things for us and hopefully we will be able to fly out.


Unknown said...

Hi Jeremy and team so glad you are all safe and will soon be back to civilisation, hope you don't weigh less than me Jeremy otherwise I will be back to bootcamp!!!
See you very soon.
Love you Catherinexx

Katie said...

Meant to be, just sorry my 'contact' let you down, more time on the knees needed obviously. So happy you are on your way home and all safe and sound, that is the most important thing, just keep an eye on WNFTs, you are not off the mountain yet!! Many many congrats to you all, an amazing achievemnt. Love you. Katie

Unknown said...

Hi John & Team 7 - I'm sorry the weather wasn't on your side way up high!! Any news on Sid??...Lucyx

Sally said...

Hi Awesome, so sorry you and the team didn't make it to the summit, but I want you to know how proud I am! Can't wait to see you next week. Stay safe. Lots of love Sally x

Anonymous said...

Graham - You ok? Please send a quick message to let us know. Thanks David

Anonymous said...

Graham - please send a quick message to let us know you're ok. Thanks David

Nick said...

Don't be too dispirited Team 7 - fantastic effort and everyone down here (from 100 to 5000 miles away)all know it was right decision. Denali will always be there if you want to try again - assuming they ever let any of you out of the asylum again bearing in mind that you are all clearly barking mad!
Take care coming down bro.
Love Nick

Anonymous said...

Hi Guy. Saw Mrs M yesterday which was great fun. Your ears must have been burning! Keep safe and really looking forward to hearing all about it when you return. Loads of love, Bine

Anonymous said...

Beyond relieved you had a window to move down. It's been a long 48 hours, although I'm sure much longer and colder for you. So sorry it wasn't meant to be. But not all bad back down in civilisation - which is first: a shower or a steak? Can't wait to hear your voice. Love Nicole and the non-adrenaline crew