Weather has cleared for a 3am summit attempt!!!

After waiting it out for a couple of days Wendy and Brooke awoke Friday morning to blue sky and sunshine and will be going for their summit attempt starting at 3am Saturday morning their time which is 3pm Friday afternoon our time (Pacific standard time) With their time window running out and the insanity of being stuck in a tent for multiple days (not to mention Wendys gummy bear supply running low) Wendy and Brooke caught the break they were hoping for, so let’s everyone keep them in your thoughts as you go about your Friday afternoon and hope for their long journey to reach it’s goal atop Baruntse at 7,220 metres (23,688 ft) Climb on girls!!!

Baruntse 7,220 metres (23,688 ft)

Baruntse 7,220 metres (23,688 ft)

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2 Responses to “Weather has cleared for a 3am summit attempt!!!”


  1. 1 Jen September 26, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Funny how I just checked out your blog for updates as its 3:12 p.m., which means you are just venturing off for your summit attempt. You and Brooke are in my thoughts, much good vibes going your way!
    Best, Jen

  2. 2 Amanda Antrim February 11, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    heyy… did you already climb this one or are you going to..? i hope you have a fun time climbing..?


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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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