Back safely at base camp

Wendy and Brooke are safely back at base camp of Baruntse. With poor satellite connections our satellite phone conversation was very broken and hard to understand them, however I was able to hear that they are safely back at base camp  and heading to bed. They will rest at base camp on Sunday and begin their trek out on Monday and by Friday should be back in Katmandu enjoying the luxuries of the Marriott Hotel. Congratulations to Wendy and Brooke on a long and hard expedition!!!


5 Responses to “Back safely at base camp”

  1. 1 Joyce Smith September 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Way to go Little Sis and Brooke. I am soooooooooo proud of you.

  2. 2 Joyce Smith September 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Way to go Little Sis and Brooke. We are so proud of you.

  3. 3 Minna Blair September 28, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations Wendy and Brooke…so glad you are safe….Susie and Pete loved your message ….wedding was fabulous….weather was perfect….your bed is ready…Love and hugs to you both Minna

  4. 4 Jen September 29, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Hey girls,
    Just wanted to say (again) that I am very proud of you. The most important thing is to remember all that you have learned on this expedition. Kudos to Brooke and your Sherpa team for keeping everyone safe. Miss you dearly, come back to Boulder soon!
    🙂 Trainer Jen

  5. 5 Amanda Antrim February 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    heyy.. im glad that you made it back to camp safely and everything.. i congradulate you on your trips and everything..!

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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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