Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summit Successful

Forest, Shea, and Yosuke reached the summit of Denali today at around 6:00 pm! They are now on their way back down to the camp at 17,000 ft. I don't have many details yet; I do know it was a cold and difficult climb. At some point today, Freddie and Kevin turned back; I hope to get more details later tonight when Forest reaches camp -- he has the satellite phone! Sammy and Acacia decided to stay snug and happy at the ranger-attended town of 14,200 ft. camp and not to attempt the summit. The whole gang will reunite tomorrow, Friday, for the descent.

Congratulations to everyone! The planning, preparation, and performance required by mountaineering are truly an achievement. Now, get down safely, will ya?


  1. Good job! Sounds like a great time. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date!

  2. Congratulations to all! I am impressed with the team based decision making process. You have obviously made several wise and successful decisions together. A real success! Now have a fun and safe trip home to is!!!