Crossing Amphu pass and heading out to Lukla

Tuesday morning (their time) Wendy and Brooke headed out to cross the Amphu pass at 5,845 meters after that they will spend the next 3 days trekking back to Lukla where they will then fly to Katmandu on Saturday and then try to make arrangements for their departing flights back to the United States, with an estimated return date of Tuesday the 7th of October. Once they have crossed over the Amphu pass they will be staying in Tea Houses where Wendy will have Internet access and she will once again be writing to all of you, so hang in there you should be done with me and back to Wendy blogging in another day or two. Thanks for checking in and following the progress of Wendy and Brooke on the climb of Baruntse. Cheers!!!

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1 Response to “Crossing Amphu pass and heading out to Lukla”


  1. 1 Amanda Antrim February 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    woowww… i would never cross anything around ice cuz i wouldnt want to fall or something…. how did you cross the thing that you crossed..? wa it hard to cross..?


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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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