Monday, May 24, 2010

There is a reason they call it Mountain Climbing and not Mountain Summiting...

That is the title my brother specifically asked me to lead this post with.  Hello, this is Chris's sister, Amy, writing again.   I spoke with him around 8:30pm (EST) on Sunday 5/23.  He and the team were in camp 4 and 6 out of the 14 (I think I have that number right) summited.   He would not specify who summited, and frankly, I was just happy to hear that everyone was happy and safe and well.    So in summary, some summited, some did not, and they are all safe and coming back down.

They are heading all the way back down to ABC as I write this blog so they can post their own update and we will hear all the gritty details then.

Thanks for all the good thoughts!

Be well,
Amy

11 comments:

Jay said...

Climb High, Climb Hard;, and Be Safe was my send off to Chris. Amy reports that you all have climbed high, climbed hard and are safe. My congratulations to all of you and condolences to all who were prevented, for what ever reason, from reaching the summit. Jay Recanzone

Rob said...

OK guys, who summitted? Don't keep us all in suspense too long!
Namaste and best wishes for a safe return.

Jim said...

So glad to hear that everyone is safe! We were thinking about you all yesterday and Makalu was brought up a lot in our conversations, so we think about half of Cambodia is now following the blog!

Leslie & Jim

Alison said...

So happy to hear all are safe. What a journey it has been. Looking forward to hearing all about the "gritty" details.
-Alison

Tony said...

Glad to hear some folks got up. Wish everyone could have , but the fact that all are safe and sound is the best news for sure. Twight once said,"come back alive, come back still friends, go to the summit; in that order."
Namaste,
Tony

Linz said...

Well...the bacon and lucky charms did wonders here. I'll be interested to hear if any of the good weather made it all the way to Makalu. So happy to hear everyone is well and, I hope, all enjoying the time away from bills and day to day silly junk. In every breath there is something to learn from.
Be Proud. We are.
-L

Doug said...

Great news. Stay safe and we are looking forward to the details in the coming days. Serena

Niels said...

Congratulations to everybody on Makalu 2010.

Now, climb down into the rat race and enjoy....

Carol said...

Hi Rob, I want to hear from you that you are safe and sound. I am assuming that you are all well and heading down to the lower camp. I find it hard to believe that my son who will be turning forty in a couple of days has accomplished so much. We are so incredibly proud of you. Love, Mom

niklas said...

Nice work and congratulations!! Wish I was there with you, but stayed in the office instead:(
Be well!!

/nic

Kimberly said...

Rob, wondering if you made it down safely to ABC yet? Havent' heard any updates in a couple days, starting to worry a bit, hope you are healthy and well.
lots of love, Kimmie