Labor of Love

Writing from the highest cyber cafe in the world…  Cost = 30 cents per minute!  Arrived in Dingboche yesterday.  Today we rest again to gain strength and acclimatize.  Tomorrow’s trek will be long and hard with an elevation gain of 2000 feet.  There are many climbers down here from Everest Base Camp as they also use this trek to gain strength and prepare for the climb ahead.  I write this from beneath the shadow of a gorgeous peak, Ama Dablam, it dominates the horizon.

All is well.  I am feeling great.  No adverse affects due to the thinning air.  This email is a labor of love because just getting here took half an hour of climbing.  But isn’t technology great?

All my love …. Namaste.

Climb On!

3 Responses to “Labor of Love”

  1. 1 Ruben April 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing that cost tip. How many pcs do they have?
    I bet you feel great being up there. Is the Internet speed good enough?
    I hope you have a great trip. It would be an honor to have one post from you on this first and one and only tourism blog of our country which talks a whole lot more. My passion has been prromoting this nation and the ads just are enough to bear hosting craps. I hope you will find this site useful.

    A while back I wrote the answer that climbing takes about $50k for Everet, is that similar.

    Namastay and on behalf of all Nepalese my humble thanks for visiting our country.

    With respect,

    🙂 ruben

  2. 2 Suzanne Daigle April 24, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Wendy, Heard you speak at the Friends of Hope MS group in Sarasota Florida not too long ago. Unbelievable to know that you are now in this special place near the top of the world. I celebrated my 50th birthday in Lhasa Tibet and reading your blog brings back such wonderful spiritual memories. Just love your blog, spoken from the heart telling us about what you see and how you feel . Thanks for taking us along on this extraordinary journey of yours.

  3. 3 Joyce Smith April 25, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Happy Birthday! It just dawned on me that I could send you a birthday greeting albeit a day late. We love you. J

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April 2008

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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