The group reached the summit on February 12th.
Dave has paddled with the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team since about 2005. I first met him when I coached the GVRD 44 Cheeks dragon boat team around 2003. We have been good dragon boat friends ever since, paddling in races together in Portland, Victoria, Vernon, Burnaby, Harrison and Vancouver.
This past fall he was training by hiking up the Grouse Grind once or twice a week.
Here's a picture of Dave Samis wearing his Gung Haggis Fat Choy team shirt. He says:
“The gold coins don't show on this GHFC shirt because my backpack straps are in the way.”
“This was taken on day 2 of the climb when we were still in the sub-alpine areas.”
Dave now reports that after the summit climb on Feb 12th, they have done a Safari since and have tons of photos. I asked him to take a picture of himself wearing his Gung Haggis team shirt, while next to a gazelle, elephant or lion – but to please not get eaten or trampled.