Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Resting at ABC

I just got off the phone with one very exhausted Brian Oestrike. After a 23 hour Summit push; they guys are back at ABC and doing well. No frostbite, no injuries, no headaches. They just need a lot of rest which is exactly what they are doing! The wind delayed their departure; adding significant time to the day. At one point they were worried that the mountain just wouldn’t let them up. Their spirits remained high and well . . . the glorious ending has been written. Later today Chris will have an audio update to post. Channel 3 News in Cleveland also plans to air a story tonight during the 11:00 news.

19 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

What news is better than that of a summit? That you're back down and safe... Well done!
-Mike Y.

11:12 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Mission accomplished boys! Take a rest and get hydrated. Wish I could be there with you (at base camp of course)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

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12:20 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

Good work Brian and Justin! Safe travels on your way down. My thoughts are with you guys. I'll be waiting on those new posts...I've got my RSS keeping me current, looking forward to hearing more. Well done and congrats

Steven W.

12:24 PM  
Blogger PW said...

Where's Hankbert?????

12:30 PM  
Blogger chriskane said...

what an experience that will be in your hearts and minds for a lifetime. what a thought of you guys being geezers telling of your adventures to younger tikes

1:13 PM  
Blogger chriskane said...

o yeah by the way, I'm extremely proud of you guys!!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger chriskane said...

pinch yourself this is real, way to go brian and justin, thank you for showing us the power of having a vision, you are in my prayers with love, shauna kane

2:09 PM  
Blogger Sheree Dormann said...

I am sooooo proud of you and Justin, I am beyond words. When we believe in ourselves, we can make anything happen. I am sure Jackie was watching over you and knew you could reach for the stars!! Fantastic team work from all of you. "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same." - Flavia

2:55 PM  
Blogger Bill C said...

U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E!!!

You guys and gals are truly an inspiration and I'm proud to call you my friends. My entire floor at work has been waiting for this point and they all give a "hells ya". Nice work!!!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Bill C said...

I spoke to Lisa today at LUNGevity and she told me to give you their wishes and congrats!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Kristen Gerstenecker said...

Big news around our house! Show-and-tell material for this Friday! You should just see how excited a 6-year-old can get about her cousins Brian and Katie being on Mount Everest. She can point it out on the Globe! (She is convinced (although told otherwise) that Katie got to the top too. Heros are born every day!!You all are her present day heros! THANK YOU! Be quite proud of yourselves! We all remember why you did it. . . and will remind her and tell her the story (again) when she is older.

Peace,
Kristen

6:20 PM  
Blogger seanriley said...

Brilliant stuff Brian and Justin, what you have accomplished is unbelievable, everything is downhill from here on out!!!!

6:55 PM  
Blogger shana said...

Great job guys!! are prayers are with you on your trip back home.
Love Jake and Shana

7:29 PM  
Blogger TIM said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

remarkable effort to you both. Millions will benefit from your determination and will, couldnt be more excited for you... Hope you have a safe decent and onward journey!!

Tim and Ally

8:20 PM  
Blogger Sheshers said...

hi just spoke with Dad (hank)Uncle John are on there way. Sound good.
Excited to see everyone.
love Aunt She

8:22 PM  
Blogger JAZ & C said...

Good job boyz - lookin' forward to hearin' some epic tales of survival, adventure, and hellashious conditions. Glad you made it safe with all you're little piglets comin' home with ya.
Success: "the persuit of a worthy goal" - what's next?
See ya back in the good ol' U.S. of A.
Mr. & Mrs. Zimmer

8:35 PM  
Blogger george said...

glad you're down, now lets get down. I see that Mr. O beat his son Andy to the mountain again! Love you all.
george

10:11 PM  
Blogger walker said...

Top-Of-The-World. Everyone around here is just saying WOW. You guys are raising a lot of awareness, just saw you on tv again and that is a really great thing. Go tell it on the mountain gentlemen, go tell it on the mountain. Huge congratulations and be safe.

6:43 AM  

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