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Monday, January 18, 2010

Everyone Back at Camp 4

The ladies of our team, climber Gosia and guide Kajsa, triumphantly returned to camp at 5:30 PM after reaching the summit of Aconcagua at 2:53 PM.

Gosia was trilled to have now completed her third of the Seven Summits. But also said that some of the white-out conditions they hit on the route today were "scarier than s*#t!"

The whole team is now back in camp and I think all of us are looking forward to getting out of this wind and snow (hopefully) as we descend the 1880m tomorrow to Plaza de Mulas.

It has been a trilling adventure. In two days we will be in a hotel room with real toilets! I have no regrets, although I would have preferred to have not gotten sick. And I've been having the time of my life. Follow your dreams to higher places!


barb gordon said...

thanks for the inspiration and sharing your story - very very exciting!

Sandy Harms said...

Congratulations to Kajsa & Gosia! What a wonderful accomplishment! Have a safe trip back down the mountain.

Candace L. said...

Kurt, not to be too repetitive, but I have to again echo the sentiments of all who have ever known you--you're quite simply amazing--a dream catcher and beacon of hope for any of us who ever has doubts about what our will can carry us to accomplish.

In my 'humble' opinion, YOU DID IT! You've stayed over two days at over 20K ft! I'm getting altitude sickness just thinking about it! I'm sorry you've not been well, but you stuck it out, which is more than most would've or could've done. Great job! Have a good trip back down, and I hope with each lower elevation you'll feel that much better. It's my honor to know you! :)

Blessings to you always, Candace

Anonymous said...

Great Job. We are so very very PROUD of you. What dreams you have. Looking forward to hearing your voice and the many stories you still have to share.
Love you bunches. MOM & DAD

Anonymous said...

Hi Kurt!

Sorry about the GI stuff but glad to know that you will be coming back ok. Pushing higher in those conditions with being sick and dehydrated would've been insane. You climbed and camped above Denali and that's pretty amazing.

See you soon, rock star

Doc Strater