Sunday, May 06, 2007

ABC and Movin' Up

Hello all! Brian called today with a quick update. He & Justin have been back at ABC for 2 days. They will be heading up to the North Col on Monday. The plan over the next few days is to ascend, establish ground, and eventually sleep at Camp 2 (24,750 ft). Once they feel comfortable a big acclimatization day awaits; they will start at the North Col and move up to C3 (7,900 m/25,600 ft) then descend back to ABC. Katie & Rachel will be at ABC to meet them.

Brian & Justin are feeling strong and doing well. It's tough to be exact on the mountain but they plan to make their summit push in the next 8-10 days!!! WOW, putting that into words is just crazy!
These two guys are amazing. . .gotta love them.


Blogger hbaur said...

your story continues to amaze me! Keep reaching for the stars you guys are almost there...much love
Heather B

5:18 AM  
Blogger Sheshers said...

h. next time you speak with them.
tell them I said to be safe.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Kristen Gerstenecker said...

We all remember why you are there.

Tons of hugs and kisses! Stay alert and stay safe! We are thinking and praying for you daily.

FYI - Katie - you are Gabrielle's hero! (Girl Power!)

6:21 PM  
Blogger george said...

I assume you guys are taking PBR to the North Col, right? we're all excited and quite jealous of the breakfasts you keep eating! be safe and look both way, you don't want to get hit by a Yak at this stage of the game.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Dalene said...

Wow, time is flying by! Glad to hear all is well! Rach, is Thumper going to summit? Thinking of you all with tons if admiration! May the "purpose" be with you giving you strength and determination! All my love, Dalene

5:50 AM  
Blogger ScottJacobs said...

I'm inspired by what you two are involved in and especially your sense of motivation. You guys rock! Please be safe and climb hard. Did the Chinese ever move out of the way at the North Col?

Be well.

Scott Jacobs

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, you rock! This whole expedition is so amazing! We're all praying and thinking about you guys daily. you have achieved so much toward your cause and I'm honored to know such passionate and amazing men-you guys are true HEROS! Stay safe and healthy and climb on!!!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Educo School of Colorado said...

The Educo Colorado staff team is thinking of you all! You go Justin! You go Brian!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Martty said...

Hey Justin and Brian! Just wanted to say we're thinking about you! When things seem tough here we think about you two and it really puts everything into perspective. Keep up the good work!!! Tony and I are wearing our "Climb for a cure" T-shirts as much as possible... We're very proud!
Martty and Tony

7:12 PM  

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