Any successful summit attempt is only reached with adequate preparation and a lot of support and encouragement. We had something a little special on this trip. My friends, the Cases, gave me a medal of the Lady of Majorica to wear. I was honored and knew it was a strong force that would protect us and give us strength.
One night I told Jim about getting the medal. I said you may not believe in its powers or religious significance, but I think it will keep us save. He said “Well, actually I do believe in anything like that, that a person feels has the energy to protect.” As it turned out going up to the Gannett Summit and later up Dinwoody Pass, I called on the strength of the Lady many times, asking Blessed Mary’s help to get me up the mountain, to calm whatever fear I had, and to keep our team safe.
Our prayers must have been answered cause we had a very safe and successful trip. Thanks Cases.