No Summit Yet!

Monday’s climb was exhausting and the weather didn’t cooperate.  A storm rolled in during the afternoon and we were in white out conditions with high winds and temperatures in the -20 range an hour from the summit.  It was just too treacherous to risk continuing, so we have returned to High Camp and will wait here a few days before attempting to summit again.

I am so grateful for all your support! Hopefully the next post will be describing the summit of Mt. Vinson.

Climb on


3 Responses to “No Summit Yet!”

  1. 1 joyce smith January 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Sweltering in the heat. Have corn braids in hair, new clothes, wierd roomamate and drinking lots of pina coladas! Thinking of you and hoping you summitt soon. Joyce

  2. 2 lisa January 8, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Hey you

    Glad to hear from you. Stay safe and warm and I will keep my fingers crossed that your next attempt the weather will be a bit more cooperative.



  3. 3 Joyce Smith January 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    You are awesome.!!! I have tried leaving comments while basking in the sun on the beach in the Bahamas to boost you to the summitt (I am such a nice sister!) but I appear to be unable to submit my comments. You make me soooooo proud!!

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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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