Nice job RR! Way to aim high! Tis better to try for something special and come up a bit short having fought the good fight than to succeed at something not as worthwhile.
your trip to AK inspired my own adventure in the Ruth. I am not sure whether I will be able to achieve enough experience in the high alpine to legitimately aspire to the Himalaya, but if so, will certainly take incorporate your lessons.
glad you are all back safely with stories and experiences to last a lifetime.