Alan is off Denali afterJun 282007 Alan is off Denali after having severe abdominal pains on the high ridge at 17, 000′ Comments on/from FacebookRelated 4 Responses to “Alan is off Denali after” Bryan M June 30, 2007 at 2:08 pm Hi Alan, Going up a mountain is tough and turning around is even tougher. I trust you are OK and will do my best to call you next week. I smile every time I see the photo from Mt. Rainier on this page (profile of a climber). I really smile when remembering you calling out to me when I was roped to you after my tumble on Mt. Hood. Best, Bryan Doug June 29, 2007 at 10:42 am Hey man, sorry to hear last dispatch goes without saying. I personally think you showed good judgement coming down.(not always the case when people are at altitude) Ill leave you with 2 thoughts hopefully not 2 cliche. 1.The mountain always wins,climbers try not to lose. 2.Victory is not sweet unless youve tasted defeat. Ill keep reading,Doug. tiedyed June 28, 2007 at 7:53 pm Hi Alan, So sorry to hear the news. Take care of yourself and get well soon! Paul Adler June 28, 2007 at 4:58 pm Hi Alan, Really sorry to hear that you had trouble with your stomach. This sort of thing could happen anywhere, it’s a just a pity for it to occur half way up a big mountain, especially after everything you have put in. Best of luck with the training for the next year. Regards, Paul.