Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Top o' the world!!

Summit happened!! Boo yah!! Yippy Kayay!! Yeah!!

Brian Wilfred Oestrike and Justin Joel Hewitt reached the top of the world at about 12:40 pm Tibetan Standard Time. Way to go boys, we are all so proud of what you have accomplished. Not sure what sort of ceremonial celebrations occured up there but we should be filled in very shortly. I suppose a frisbee could really get places.

It was a fairly late summit though and the wind is blowing pretty hard up there, so keep those thoughts and prayers flowing throughout the evening. Thanks again for everything all of you have done. I am sure Mom is grinning from ear to ear in pride, joy and honor in recognition of their incredible journey to the top of the world!

Posted @ 2:51 am EST. Look for further updates around 7-8 am EST


Blogger george said...

dude you guys shredded it! much props and be safe on the way down.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Dalene said...

Brian, Justin, Katie & Rachel: YOU GUYS ROCK - CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't tell you what an honor it is to behold such remarkable young people with such an incredable regard for life. Your determination & stamina have no doubt taken you to the top of the world! I'm sure Mrs. O is very honored, touched and proud! Safe travels on the way down guys, my prayers and thoughts are still with you!!! All my Love, Dalene! AMAZING!!!! Surely there is a "Bunny Tale" in the works!!

12:55 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Im so happy Im delerious.
Sittin in top o the world!
How must it feel!?
Yay for miss O! Yay for the Oestikes! Yay for yaks and big mountains!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

That's the news we wanted when we woke up! :) Now just be careful coming down...

Funny side note for when you can read this: I told my seniors that yesterday/today was the day for the summit, and one of them seemed to be pondering the notion pretty hard... She said to me "well, how do they get back down?" The rest of us looked at each other, and at her, and she followed up with "is there a bus or something?" The scary part is that she was serious. Ouch! :)

3:14 AM  
Blogger Educo School of Colorado said...

yea! yea! we are so proud of your accomplishments and we're so glad to hear that you are making it back down safely.

Look forward to seeing you at Educo Justin!

The Educo Staff Team

5:21 AM  
Blogger Ickes said...

Way to go guys! Jackie is proud and so are all of us! Quite an inspiration...

6:04 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Fantastic News! You two are an inspiration to all of us!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Fantastic News! You two are an inspiration to all of us!

6:31 AM  
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6:38 AM  
Blogger rainer said...

Congratulations to you. you have been in our mind the last days and we are very happy to hear that you have finished your very hard work for a very, very good reason. Best wishes for the way back Lena and Rainer from Austria!!!!!!!

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You guys are incredible! The raw drive ambition and strength you have is unreal! You're such a huge inspiration!!! What you have accomplished for the Lungevity Foundation and Lung Cancer by really getting people involved has made and will continue to make such a difference you guys are true heroes! I'm sure your mom is looking down on you so proud and honored of what you have accomplished to honor her. Have a safe trip back down and celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate! You rock!!!

6:52 AM  
Blogger tome said...

Well done fellas!! You are an inspiration to many. Ta da moon!

Steven W

8:10 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Congratulations you guys!!! I am so happy for all of you...and so proud! What an amazing accomplishment (beyond amazing!). Be safe on your way down...and enjoy your celebration! We will be looking forward to celebrating with you when you return home. Wow...so proud and lucky to have a brother like you Justin ;) Love, K

8:54 AM  
Blogger Carla R. said...

CONGRATS! I wonder what it would be like punting a soccer ball from up there...
It has been amazing keeping up with your blogs--thanks for letting so many people be a part of what you guys have done. I know Mrs. O. would be so proud...
Stay safe!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

wow! i'm honored to have been able to keep up with your journey online. yea oestrikes!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Well done fellas...stoked yall got there and back safely. Really look forward to hearing the stories and seeing some pics. Been following yall's quest in spirit. Hit an email when you return from the mountain.


6:30 PM  
Blogger Nick U said...

I can't say enough how proud I am of you guys. Brian I only spent a brief amount of time with you in FoCo during the fundraising efforts at the road, but I am just so happy to have played at least a small role in your planning process. You guys are my heros and I am ecstatic for the both of you. You did it! Take care of yourselves in the mean time, peace and love from me to you and I hope I can congratulate you both in person soon!

10:38 PM  
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8:10 AM  

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