Saturday, August 16, 2008

DAY 10

18,400' and the final summit for the team. Darol has climbed as far as his strength and equipment will take him. You can hear how heavy his breathing is from the altitude. Darol would have never made it without the love, support and encouragement from friends and family.


Anonymous said...

Great Job Darol. We're all cheering for you.

I think Webster's Dictionary has a new definition to publish........DAROL STRONG: Positive Energy; Postive Motivation; and Positive Inspiration.

Take it easy man, and we'll see you when you get back. I'm sure you've worked up an appetite for Stacey's cooking.

We Love You Man,

Mike, Stacey, Tristan, Falyn, Brodi, Bella, Louie and Joey.

Anonymous said...

dear, darol i am very happy. it,s cool it is hard. can you come over with rock i have no school saterday and sunday if you can celebrate at are house. and we can have pasta thats your favorite meal love, falyn

Anonymous said...

Darol and Team,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have earned this and are encouraging my self and countless other to "live their lives with out limits." Continue to be safe and know that we are all there cellebrating with you.

Your friend,

Anonymous said...

Fantastic accomplishment, Darol...

We were all praying for you & cheering you on... looking forward to seeing you again & hearing of your adventure.

Grace & Glen Henriksen..
Calgary, Alberta

greenmnmwoman said...

I am so proud of all you have accomplished- I admire you and the team for all you do. I am sure the amount of joy and excitement you have is amazing. I look forward to hearing all about it and celebrating with everyone on your safe return.
(friends with Rici)

Lori said...

Can't wait for you to be pushing the limits on and in the shores of Maui... Love ya - Ahoha, LB

dennis kragh said...

Darol, there is plenty of room in this world for more heros, you have just become one of the very few on my list! You are truly an inspriration. Congratulations!

Dennis Kragh

Andy Campbell said...

Well done mate!!

simply amazing.

The Energy Coach said...

You are an inspiration Darol. I love your spirit and know that it has just gotten bigger with this experience.

Love, Kim

Alan Silverman said...

What an outstanding achievement and amazing effort -- you and your team should all be proud of what you have accomplished! You are an inspiration, and so many of us have grown and learned by your example. You are a hero in every sense of the word.

With much admiration and respect,

Alan Silverman, Gretchen Freeman & Gordon Silverman

Anonymous said...


What a beautiful accomplishment!!

Can't wait to hear the details!

Love -- Lynn

Anonymous said...

Darol and team,
What a wonderful accomplishment.
I am shedding tears of joy for you all and can't wait to hear about every minute of your journey to the top of Kili. David, I am so proud of you. You've come a long way baby! You know what I mean.
Love you all,
Betty B

Anonymous said...

You rock!
Be strong and my thoughts are with you the rest of the way.
Love, Nicole

Anonymous said...

We have been excitedly keeping up with your journey and are glad to hear that you've made it so far and are doing well. You truly are an inspiration to more people than you realize. We look forward to seeing you when you get home and hearing firsthand about the exciting things you saw and learned. Mom, Dad, and Cherith are in Charleston today for Jonathan's birthday.

Dean and Dianna

Anonymous said...

Darol -

We are so excited to see you reached the top today! Our thoughts are with you today. Hope to see you soon.

Your Flagstaff Friends,
Levi and Kara Roberts (and their parents)

Anonymous said...

You are awesome Darol! Congratulations!!! You are our inspiration!!!

Michelle & Joe

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Darol!!!! With lots of love from the Preytis' - Carson, Crosby, Cindy, Charlie and Claire. You are amazing!!!!! See you soon.

Aunt Judie said...

Great job Darol from AJ. I'm in Tucson and just checked your blog.

stellalatella said...

What a spectacular accomplishment Darol! You are truly an inspiration. The photographs of the scenery are beautiful. I'm sending positive energy your way and am looking forward to seeing all of your progress! Go Darol, GO!!

Mark G. said...

Wonderful accomplishment Darol and team!!!

Congratulations to all who helped make this possible.
Family, friends, supporters, and of course training partners and team members.
All of you must be so proud!!

What's next........?


August said...

Darol, I knew you could do it! I have posted your progress in a paralyzed forum,, that I keep in touch with people from around everywhere. Congradulations! Congradulations! Congradulations! Love you man!. Can't wait to see you when you get back! Be safe coming back and KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Darol and team! David, we are so excited for you to be part of such a beautiful journey. Looking forward to hearing all of the details.
Love, Gay and Eric

azrivergirl said...

So, here I am, replacing the tires on my chair, and I think, "I wonder what Darol would say if he was here. . . "

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you! :-) How thrilling it must be to know you did it. Have a safe trip back, and hope to see you soon! :-)

M said...

Okay, I love the rest of you guys on the team too, but not the same!!
Can't wait to see you Dar, working hard on the fund raising. They took up a collection for you @ Jonathan's party last night!
Guys, hurry up and get the documentary done so we can ALL see it!!


Virtual Home PHOTOGRAPHY said...


Job well done. I am very proud of you for working so hard to accomplish this goal. You are in my prayers as you return.



Virtual Home PHOTOGRAPHY said...


Kevin, Robert, Film Crew and all the porters. Thank you for working with Darol and making sure he was safe during the climb. Congratulations to all of you for being a part of this historic journey.

Jeff Kubacz

Cherith Kubacz said...

Congratulations Brother! I am so proud of you. Prayers and love to you and the team! YOU ROCK!

Joan Chelsen said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment! This is something to remember for the rest of your life!

lgreen said...

Hey Darol, we met you at the Real Deal Challenge, we were from the West Pharma Team. We are so incredibly amazed, and we're proud to say that we met you! Keep up the good work. You are truly an inspiration!
~Lynn & Dan Green

John said...


Congrats on the amazing accomplishment. Give me a holler. Ski season is just around the corner.


Giovanni said...

Dear Darol and team,
I met you at Kibo just decending the peak while you were ascending it. What a surprise your great enterprise. What a great example of courage. You are as strong as a rock. Now you did it. Congratulations. We'll keep in touch.
Giovanni, your friend from Italy.

Danielle Bryant said...

Hard work and dedication brought you to the top of your dreams. You have done what you set out to do and it truly is an amazing feat. Keep moving forward and setting out to conquer. You are more than a man - believe, live it, and always remember to smile along the way. My Best! Dani from AZ

Anonymous said...

I remember when you first got the call about doing this...always wishing and hoping for the best for you. Congratulations.
Pam and Wrigs

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