This is a quick update from Santiago, Chile:

After 6 DAYS at Base Camp on Mt. Vinson watching the weather change, a plane came at 9:00 yesterday to take Brooke and I back to Patriot Hills.  At 2:00 this morning, we caught a C-130 Russian transport plane to Punta Arenas – and then yet another flight into Santiago.  In short… I will be back home in Boulder tomorrow morning!  Even though I’ve had no sleep for the past 2 days, I am high as a kite!  This mountain was amazing – my favorite climb so far.  Watch the website for pictures, video clips and stories coming soon.

A thousand thank yous to everyone who has been thinking of me and supporting me throughout this journey.

Climb on!



2 Responses to “Homecoming!”

  1. 1 Jen January 16, 2008 at 12:55 am

    YEA! We MUST celebrate -Centro or the Med? Get some good rest!
    Best, Jen and Shawn

  2. 2 lisa January 16, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Hey you

    So nice to talk to you today. Can’t wait to hear more. Congratulations on a well deserved summit. Oh and when are you East again?



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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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