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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mt. Everest 2010 #22 - Khumbu Icefall

Gabcast! Mt. Everest 2010 #22

Namaste everybody, from Everest. This is Lucille with an update for April 14th.

My biggest dream has come true, I actually stepped foot on Everest. This morning, Domhnall came to pick me up at 5:00 in the morning. We had quite a storm last night, some thunder and lightning and quite a bit of snow, but not too much snow to prevent us from going into the icefall.

So we headed off into the icefall at about a quarter after five, through all those ladders, the crevasses, the seracs, everything, made it all the way up to Camp 1 in five and a half hours. Slow for Domhnall because he was waiting for me, but actually pretty fast in comparison because most people take about seven and a half hours to go up.

So, we made it up there, I had a beautiful view of the Lhotse face, the South Col, and of course the South Summit. So, it looked pretty windy up there today, I'm glad we weren't too high up. And then we made it all the way back down in about...it took us about three hours to get down.

So all in all a good day, we are very tired, we only had a litre of fluid each, and no breakfast, one chocolate bar in those nine hours. So when we got back we ate and drank quite a bit. But we are feeling good now, tomorrow is going to be a rest day, and I'm just so excited, I'm just so happy.

Anyways, love you all, and thanks everyone who is listening, I'll talk to you tomorrow. Bye.

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Renee said...

I actually get butterflies reading your posts. I'm so excited with you!! I think D will always be waiting for people. He would make a great Sherpa!

JStyles said...

Congrats on your first step on Everest!!! I am so so so pleased for you Lucille.

You must be on cloud nine -- literally. Keep on truckin'


sharon laing said...

I am SO EXCITED for you!! I look at pictures and think how amazing it would be to be there, climbing through the Icefall, utilizing the skills you have learnt and trained so diligently for. I get excited to read your blog every day.

Jackie D said...

So excited for you Lucille. Keep on going. We are all there with you in spirit!!
Love and hugs

Jackie and Bernie

Marie Beaupre said...

For a mother to hear her tiny daughter say "My biggest dream has come true, I actually stepped foot on EVEREST..." and "I'm just so excited, I'm just so happy" is worth more than a million dollars.


PS your friends are cheering 4 U
my friends are praying 4 U

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Lucille I'm so happy for you . Imagine: someone actually living their dream!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you Lucille, so few people get to really live their dreams and you are so very deserving of this. I hope you find joy in every minute of this journey.
Stephanie Olechow

Kelly said...

Lucille, you are amazing! You've come a long way since the Campbell Icefields. Wish I was there with you!!!! Best of luck, Kelly C.

DeanneC said...

Hooray Lucille, you got the taste for so much more...I am awaiting your blogs daily, just to relive your challenges. Thanks for keeping us informed, I am "over the moon" for both of you. Take care, as I can't wait to see you at the top!


Tracey said...

Such awesome news, we are glad to hear that all is going so well. Thanks for the great updates, love love the suit, super cute!
Tracey & Barry