3am start time!!!

With Wendy and Brooke heading to camp 2 today they should have about a 3 hour climb, once safely at camp 2 they will have some food and hot drink to nourish and warm their bodies and it’s off to bed as they will be starting their summit attempt at 3am Wednesday morning. Talking to them last night they sounded great, feeling strong physically and mentally they are ready to make that final push towards the summit of Baruntse. They have heard reports of heavy snow accumulation towards the top of the mountain which could make progress slow and difficult but they are more then ready for the challenge. Best of luck to them, Climb on girls!!!

Nepal, Baruntse 7,220m / 23,688 ft

Nepal, Baruntse 7,220m / 23,688 ft

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About Wendy Booker

In June of 1998, this 55 year old mother of three was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS after experiencing balance problems, blurred vision and numbness on her left side. When first diagnosed, Wendy was devastated. But it took very little time for her to transform anguish into inspiration. She immediately turned her hobby of casual running into a continuous pursuit and has now completed nine marathons.

Mountain climbing became the next conquest. Wendy learned about a team of mountain climbers with Multiple Sclerosis who were attempting to climb Mt. McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. With no previous climbing experience, she dedicated a year to hard training and set off with them in 2002. Although weather conditions prohibited the team from completing, Wendy attempted the summit again in 2004 on her own and she succeeded!

The feeling of accomplishment she experienced propelled her next aspiration: to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Just five years later, Wendy Booker has successfully reached the top of six of The Seven Summits – Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Aconcagua, Mt. Vinson Massif and Mt. Kosciuszko. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth, still awaits for 2010.


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