By any definition this is an incredible, yes, unbelievable feat of Planning, Fitness, and Determination, with a whole lotta Luck into the bargain.
They did make a pact with Old Patch, ya know.
Really, when I first saw Dorworthy's presentation of the Funhog Expedition in the Visitor's Center in 1970 at that AAC meeting everyone seems to have forgotten but me, we were stunned by the place, the weather, the result, and we n00bs wondered what the hell we were getting into.
My heart soars like the hawk, Tommy and Alex. Let's eat. You must be hungry.
Woo-hoo! for Yosemite hardmen, pursuing either alpinism or rock climbing--just bring it on.