Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Denali Team 4 2013 -Dispatch 3

Denali Team 4: May 26 to June 15

Guides: Paul Rosser, Higinio (Quino) Gonzalez, Chad Cochran
Climbers:  Dominic Renshaw, Aaron Sabo, Jason Krishnan, Jorge Vargas, Will Johnson, James King, Fredson Bowers, Colin Gailey

Quino called at 7:15am PST with the following dispatch: 

Summary: The team is still at Camp 1 they carried to about 11,000 feet to make a cache. The team is performing really well and will look to move up soon. 


jeanne ball said...

Greetings Team 4!

Quino, it was so enjoyable to hear your lovely (yes, "lovely" - get over it hard-men!) voice, and the news from Camp 1. Please tell the lead guide that his girlfriend loves him too, even if he was just slacking off, probably eating bonbons and drinking coffee, rather than "putting up some anchors."

Sounds like the weather's holding, Chef Chad's spoiling you all, and life, despite the cold (it's Chateau Denali after all), is good! Great news!

BTW - Teams 1 & 2 reaped the High One's blessings and killed it! Carry on gentlemen! God speed & God bless you all!

Love & can't wait to hear from you Super P!

P.S. Snow expected in JH today - Julie and I had dinner last night - looking 4 a window 2 take our skis & gumboots up the tram for a little indulgent backside high country powder explore, punished by heinous slog out of the bowels of Granite Canyon! Never summer! Yippee!

Caitríona King said...

Hi James,

Thanks for the message relayed by Paul. Very proud of you. Hope you packed the tricolour for the summit! If there's any sun over there, bring it back to Ireland - our summer is long overdue! Take care and enjoy. See you in July. Slán agus ádh mór! Lots of love, Caitríona and Darren xxx

jamie said...

Good job Darling! Its so good to hear your voice! Keep on heading up! You'll be happy to know Capain had 11 teeth pulled yesterday so her breath will smell like roses when you get home. I love you and Thanks for talking! Jamie

jeanne ball said...

Hey P -

Hoped to hear from you re Team 4's progress today - wishing you all safe & well. Tina said she saw you on her way down with Team 2. She says she doesn't want to see a sled again for a long time ~ can't imagine why. :)

Whitney says hi. She returned from her San Jauns sailing trip with many happy stories - she loves Seattle!

More news later. Look forward to your call...
Love you so Paul. Jeanne

Jane Gealy said...

Hi Dom - glad to hear of your progress. Did you find your card? A whole week and Joy's not broken anything (yet!) Good luck for a safe ascent - and keep warm! Love Jane xxx