We’re Safely off the Mountain…

This is a quick update from Base Camp:

Brooke and I are off the mountain and safe at Base Camp.  We are now waiting for a plane to come in and take us back to Patriot Hills when the weather clears.  From Patriot Hills, we will again have to wait for good weather to allow us to leave Antarctica on a cargo plane to Chile.  I’m told that the earliest we can expect to leave is Monday the 14th.  I’ll try to send another update when I have an estimated arrival date to be back in Boulder.

Climb on!



2 Responses to “We’re Safely off the Mountain…”

  1. 1 Jonna January 14, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Hey Wendy,
    Congratulations, you are such an INSPIRATION!
    God Bless,

  2. 2 lisa January 14, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Hey You

    Gald to hear you are safe. Can’t wait to talk to you.


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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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