Saturday, after I had been out rock climbing all day, and Tyson paddling, we met up in Manchester for the AMC-NH dinner. Tony, one of our friends from skiing and rock climbing, was giving the slide show about his trip to Denali.
I got there about a half hour into the social hour before hand. Bill, another skiing friend whom we don’t see during the summer, was there, so I got to catch up a little bit. Some other folks whom I knew from the Cardigan winter workshops were there also. For dinner, Tyson picked a table with folks whom we didn’t know. We lucked out because they were a riot. I guess a bunch of them already knew each other, and then one or two who didn’t.
Then there was Tony’s slide show. Instead of just concentrating on the mountain climb, he showed us all the years of preparation that went into it. In the end, they weren’t successful at summitting because one of the guys got altitude sickness. I was sort of surprised, but apparently Tony doesn’t actually plan to try again.
We skedaddled fairly fast after the show since we were expecting to be back out paddling today. All in all, it was a good day from beginning to end.