Letters — 11 December 2012 — by Petter Kragset ([email protected])

Dear Editor,

My name is Petter Kragset from Norway. I am a collector of the highest point of every country in the world. My climbing friend and I are leaving in December for three months to Central America and the Caribbean. We are trying to reach the highest point of 22 countries, including Doyle’s Delight in Belize.

Most of these countries highest points are reachable for us except Doyle’s Delight in Belize. This mountain has no direct route for the summit, but as we understand, we need to maneuver through virgin jungle. It looks to me that this mountain could be even harder to reach than Everest!

I understand also through reading and research on the internet that two expeditions have made the summit. An expedition in 2008, led by Christian Rodríguez from Guatemala, started from San Jorge Town and made the summit with help from two Maya Indians, Alfredo and Emilino (as they are two of the few who know the route to the summit through virgin jungle, without trails).

On a later expedition, Alfredo and Emilino tried to guide a third group to the Doyle’s Delight, and on the first day of hiking, they were attacked with guns. They survived, but sincerely have doubts if they want to go back again.

Our problem is that we need information or contacts that could be helpful to us in trying to make the summit of Doyle’s Delight. We are willing to spend money on the necessary help (military?).

Best Regards,
Petter Kragset ([email protected])

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