“Extraordinary Professionalism and Competence”
I want to commend Bob Chase and Sarah Janin for their extraordinary professionalism and competence while guiding my climb up Long’s Peak via the North Face on August 27, 2019. Throughout the entire climb they exhibited incredible patience, support of my efforts, teamwork, and attention to safety. Although I have trained with Bob for some time, as well as with Sarah and two of your other excellent guides (Bernardo Beteta and Ryan Pedersen), none of us knew how well, at the age of 84, I would tolerate the altitude, as well as the stress associated with climbing for 16 hours. But they worked with me, had faith in me, and we finally pulled it off. Also, I want to give special recognition to Bob for the flawless manner in which he planned, organized and executed the entire project. While I have climbed in Patagonia (Torres del Paine), climbed seven fourteeners in my younger days, and participated in two treks in the Himalayas years ago, nothing compares with this mountaineering experience. You should be very proud of your guides and the quality experience they provided me.
- Mary Ann Paliani