Short Documentary Video on Wendy’s Mission

For those of you following Wendy’s Everest climb who haven’t heard her entire story… here it is!


6 Responses to “Short Documentary Video on Wendy’s Mission”

  1. 1 Liz May 19, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Dear Wendy, we are sending our prayers and good karma your way to help get you to the top of the world and back safely. You are truly amazing !!

    Stay strong, keep safe … we are waiting for news!! Climb on!!!

    ps. pls give JJ a hug from us, thanks Liz

  2. 2 Mary Marcdante May 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    You make me want to be a better human, Wendy! I just watched your video. Thank you for the inspiration. Know that every step you take is an extra breath of life and commitment for all of us on our path to find our own mountain to healing and wholeness.

  3. 3 Jeff Booker May 20, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Looks like she is going for it!!! See

    Team Mountain Link

    Go Mom!!!!

  4. 4 Terry and Chris May 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Dear Wendy–Our thoughts and prayers have been with you almost every waking moment! We are extraordinarily proud of your first attempt to summit Mt. Everest! I am reminded of a quote by Anne Dillard: “You can’t test courage cautiously.” In trying to climb Mt. Everest, you tested your courage outrageously!!!!! We can’t wait to see you in Boston. Love, Chris and Terry

  5. 5 Madge Rndos May 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I couldn’t be prouder of you!! You are brave, strong, and inspirational. I’m so proud to call you my friend. So this wasn’t the time for you to summit Everest….not a big deal seeing that only 20% of first timers get to summit. God has other plans for you. Just come home safely and let us all celebrate your drive and determination. You are a winner girl, you are a winner!!

    Love `ya,

  6. 6 Steven August 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Very inspirational blog and best of luck.

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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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