Monday, January 11, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back in DC

Thank you Mike for taking the time to update the blog, I got home later last night so all I have been doing is getting back into civilization.  Spent time working on a slow drain for my tenant, doing laundry, going through mail, paying bills and looking at an empty fridge.

I did just complete the trip evaluation form for the outfitter, I am having Mike look at it before I send it so I am certain I captured the facts well.

I have updated some photos, you can click on my photo's link over on the side and find a few photo's, as the team gets theirs together I will update my photo page some more.

Many have asked about my emotions during the missed opportunity.  I can always say that I enjoyed the mountain that I was climbing and most importantly the life long friendships I have developed.  Many of the people on the trip are people I would want to keep in touch with, like many I talk to even today.  There will be another adventure and another time, because there just always will be.  Hopefully you will follow again and it grows so that all of us have an adventure to share.

Talk to you again soon, when I get more settled, maybe by this weekend, I am sure my work emails are all backed up.

Hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year, I wish all of you the best, and I will update you later with Alpine Ascents response to my comments.

Climb High, Don't Die tm

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Camp one

This was 15,000 feet amoung the pentatentas, I was running out of
battery power on cell phone, pictures will be from my other camera.

Base camp

This was my home for 2 days at 13,000 feet

Base camp water supply

There were about 6 - 50 feet hoses that ran over to a glacier run off
to these blue tubs. Each tub drains into the next and each has a
purpose. One to wash, one to drink one to cook.

The trail head

These are our first steps