We’re acclimatizing!

Hello from Mera Peak!  After an acclimatization climb to 20,000 ft. yesterday, we are now safely back at camp on Mera at 14,800 ft.  No sunshine lately… all rain and dirt and rock.  No showers either.  Plus, in spite of the overcast weather, Brooke and I both have sunburned lips.  No one would want to kiss either one of us right now!  🙂

Tomorrow we’ll be heading off to another enclave enroute to Baruntse.  Cross your fingers… on the 17th we should be at Baruntse base camp.

Climb on


Mera Peak, Nepal

Mera Peak, Nepal


2 Responses to “We’re acclimatizing!”

  1. 1 Della September 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    BOOKER! Your 20,000 feet acclimatizing climb makes my 50+ mile training weeks seem like a vacation. You are awesome and inspirational! Oh yeah, and no. 5 dog says hi. Actually, she said woof – I threw in the hi part.

    Climb on indeed.


  2. 2 Jen September 16, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Wen,
    I hope you are feeling strong and healthy on your climbs. I’m thinking of you and Brooke every day. Us Boulder girls miss you terribly! Be safe!
    Best, Trainer Jen

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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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