First, read Greg's advice above.
Second, there's no way for us to tell whether you're overreacting. You give us a one-sentence quote from an email, but it's clear that you're really angry about a whole bunch of past conversations, and that you're (understandably) sensitive about the subject of what you're able to do on your own. You even use the phrase "last straw." Is one little straw worth getting upset about? Definitely not. If you want to ask what we'd do if we had your pile of straws, we'll have to see the whole pile in detail, and as Greg says, that's probably not a good idea.
That one sentence, by the way, is the type of badly written jumble that is typical when the writer suspects that the reader won't like the news. He's trying to say "we're kicking you out" without actually saying it. I don't know whether he's saying anything about why they're kicking you out - he's trying not to. The words "able" and "find a way" might mean that he thinks you need his help to get up the mountain, or they might just be part of his standard kiss-off. If the former, he's pretty obtuse (in a particularly annoying way, given the nature of his organization); if the latter, he's a little insensitive (ditto). It's even possible he chose those words on purpose because he hoped they would piss you off; it's impossible for me to know (though it doesn't seem likely - if it was intentional, he'd probably use better grammar). It does sound like the two of you had been disagreeing about some "other issue" for a while - you don't sound surprised to be parting ways with the expedition. Maybe he was convinced he was lifting some "last straw" of his own. Welcome to humanity. If you can make it up the mountain, maybe you can deal with a jerk too.
PS I might be confused about which came first - the call from Joe or the email from Joe. Some of what I said above makes little sense if I got the order wrong. But per Greg's advice, never mind.
PPS Is Joe actually a climber? Maybe he's never met *anyone* who'd be comfortable doing a solo climb?
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