Resting in Khare…

After several hard days of trekking we have arrived in the tiny village of Khare in Nepal.  The elevation is about 15,000′ and we are now well above timberline.  Tomorrow will be a rest day and then we will continue on from Khare to Mera Peak to allow our bodies to acclimatize.  Once we leave Mera it will be another long trek to Baruntse.

Edelweiss

Edelweiss

I’ve been having problems with my satellite phone and the isolation is frustrating.  Luckily we have borrowed a phone from another climbing team and one of the Sherpa has brought another backup phone from a nearby village.  Cross your fingers that communication continues and the phones keep working!

In climbing up to Khare we passed through gorgeous fields of edelweiss – one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.

Climb on!

Wendy

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2 Responses to “Resting in Khare…”


  1. 1 Charlotte September 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Wendy: I know exactly where you are on your way to Mera Peak where Kirsten and I were in 1999. Edelweiss in Nepal?? I had no idea! Great you’re getting this nice hike/trek/climb in!! Thinking if you, enjoy and be safe. More pics please!!! Charlotte/Mimi

  2. 2 Shree Khare September 16, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Hi – Shree Khare here. I was interested in your visit to Khare in Nepal. Never knew such a town existed. I went to Nepal about 16 years ago and had a great time there. Enjoy!


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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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