Archive for November, 2009

What’s your mountain? Education!

I’m a 67 yr old woman diagnosed almost 20 yrs. ago with chronic progressive MS.  I’ve traveled extensively and just completed college!  I was interviewed and on the front page of our local paper.  Quite an accomplishment.  I’m very active and am considering continuing for another degree.

Dianne

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What’s your Mountain? Everest Base Camp

Amazing story!  This spring I am trekking with IMG to base camp at Everest. First time!  Good luck this spring.  I’ll be leaving base camp – around the 14th of April – before your attempt, and will be following your progress from the comfort of my home.  May this time be the best time for you!
David P.


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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.