Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Denali Team 3 2013 - Dispatch 4

Denali Team 3: May 19 to June 8

Guides: Paul Ivaska, Paule Rachele, Ben Gardner
Climbers:  Terry Teed, Stephen Major, Steve Waterman, Kara Stinson, Nicholas Wickes, John Lynas, Stan Whyte, Christian Kesler, Katlin Rumsey

Paul Ivaska called on Monday May 27th and spoke to our director. He said they were resting at 14,000 camp. They are making a cache today, May 28th, and will call the office tomorrow to get any messages posted on the blog to be relayed to the team members.


Sanchari Chowdhury said...

Message for Chris Kesler

Hi Chris,

Everything is going well in NZ, Germany and India. My mum and sister send their love to you as do your folks and sister.

Its gotten cold in Wellington, in preparation for your return :) Hope you're having a great time, eating well and keeping your strength up. Good luck with the weather and all good vibes for the summit :)

Miss you heaps and love you lots - Julie

Anonymous said...

Message for Kara Stinson:
Can't wait to have you home safely! Here's something for the team.

- You go to church and scout out routes to the ceiling
- You climb your friends fireplace
- You know how to get on your roof without a ladder
- You begin buying your shoes 2 sizes too small out of habit
- You get mad of having to spend £40 on a pair of Levi's, but don't mind spending £200+ for a pair in Gore-tex
- You have no idea why your hands are bleeding
- You aerate your lawn with your crampons
- Your climbing equipment is worth more than your car
- You give up a decent job so you can climb more
- You blow a good marriage so you can climb more
- Your body is worn out and you need medical attention, but that would take away from your climbing time, so you continue to hobble
- When you can't climb, you stoop so low as to read rec.climbing
- You insist on eating out in older areas, since the buildings are more "climbable"
- Your list of names for future ascents are longer than your list of friends
- You remember when the decimal system ended in 5.9
- Your ice axe is made of wood
- You know you've been climbing too long when you notice that the contents of the relic walls in climbing shops is newer than your own rack.
- You remember paying £2 for a biner, but had to make nuts because they were not commercially available
- When walking down a cracked sidewalk, you're thinking, "That'll be a good hand hold".
- When it hurts to hold onto the steering wheel driving home from climbing
- You placed anchors on the side of your 5th floor flat so you could sleep on your porta-ledge on the weekdays.
- You bolted the side of your house and It ended up in a local guide book as a 5.9+.
Be safe!!!
Dixie Trunko

Angela Waterman said...

Message for Steve Waterman.

Hope you are having a great time. All ok here.

Lots of love from Ang, Peter and Max