Monday, June 4, 2007

I talked to Chuck a couple of times yesterday; he is having problems with the text message posting to the blog. So here I am, technologically challenged, trying this. They checked in at the ranger station yesterday and spent the rest of the day waiting for a weather break to fly on to the glacier. They finally got a plane out around 4pm. The ranger said probably no cell service, at least for the lower part of the mountain, so it may be some days before I/we hear from them. The ranger also said there are several hundred people on the mountain right now. Stay tuned...
Kerry

12 comments:

jim Donley said...

Kerry.......thanks for this. Even though Shawn said don't expect to hear something for long periods of time, I find myself checking this site 10 times a day. I appreciate your update....Shawn's Dad

Kerry said...

Yes... yesterday I read some postings from the guided expeditions (Chuck left links on this site) and almost all commented that the first few days to a week on the lower mountain had no cell service. Nearly all their updates start at 14,000 feet or so. I'm sure we will hear late this week.
Kerry

Judi said...

Yes,thanks for the updates.I to find myself checking 10 to 15 times a day......Jim's Mom

Kerry said...

I just read the planned schedule again; based on everything I've read and on their schedule, I think we will not hear from them until this weekend unless they somehow get ahead... although my disclaimer is I know little to nothing about Mt. Climbing! Take care and if I hear anything at all I will update the blog.

Anonymous said...

Who's Kerry?

Anonymous said...

I, "anonymous," am GregM. in Portland.

Looking forward to more news.

Gm.

Kristy said...

Thanks for the update Kerry! I think we should discuss technology over a glass of wine SOON.

I bet they are having the time of their lives (they do have 21 days of food already planned out and don't have to decide "what's for dinner :0"). I received a few voice messages from Jim. He sounded relaxed and excited (much better than when we franticly left for the airport at 5:00 A.M. on Saturday morning).

I look forward to more updates.
-Kristy (Jim's super cool girlfriend)

Janice said...

Hi - I also check daily for any news. I am Jim's Aunt Janie.

Sarah Fate said...

Everything looks awesome. I hope y'all get to work on your tans for the next few weeks! Can't wait to hear about it in person...

ann said...

Yes, thanks so much for doing this......I am used to Keith doing crazy stuff, so I'll just hold my breath. However, I spoke to my cousin and his wife yesterday, who spend their summers in Alaska and apparently there was a death up on the mountain. Just keep your fingers crossed!.

hoyden said...

I can't wait to hear all the great updates from 14,000 feet!

-the elusive chicken spider, aka caroline

Anonymous said...

GOOOOOOOOOOO KARI! We all LOVE you and are rooting for you! Good luck!

From:
Team Huggie Bear