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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.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lucille is 100% at Camp 2

I just got off the phone with Lucille. She descended all the way down to Camp 2 and is surrounded by other members of her expedition and being congratulated left and right. She sounded excellent, in good spirits, and confirmed for me that all ten fingers and ten toes are all OK. She did not know her Spot was off, and will send an OK message soon. She will also call Gabcast later.

Anyways, this is the update we have all been waiting for. All is well. I'll leave the rest for Lucille to report.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations....what a dream come true and to be back safe and sound is spectacular. I do not know you, but I read your story on the journal and have been a follower ever since. Your spot was killing me yesterday when it stopped, but thank goodness all went well. You are an inspiration and clearly loved by all who know you.

CindyT said...

CONGRATS AGAIN Lucille!! Even tho I KNEW you could do it, it is wonderful to know you are safe and sound with all body parts still intact! let the CELEBRATION begin!!! Absolutely AMAZING, my friend!! THANK-YOU for sharing your dream with all of us! I can hardly wait to see you and hear every detail!! Love You TONS!! BIG HUGS

Barb A said...

Some people come into your life and quickly go...
Others stay for a while,leave footprints in your heart , and you are never ,ever the same. Lucille , you have left footprints in many, many hearts. You have touched us all in a very special way. NOW your footprints are at the top of the world! CONGRATULATIONS! I know you still have a ways to come down . Stay safe, can't wait to hear about your journey. Barb

Renee said...

Make sure to take a picture of your Rum Doodle foot!! I want a copy!!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud you have achieve an amazing life goal. You have taught me that anything you set your mind to is possible. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring the lives of many.
Safe journey home and I can't wait to see you! Love you!

Spillerjzy said...

Congratulations and I'm so glad to hear that you have made it safely down to Camp 2. I, too, don't know you, personally but feel like I do as I have followed your blog avidly. Checking your Spot last night was a bit of a heart stopper, but so pleased to hear that you made it donw safely. Go celebrate, amazing achievement. Jo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lucille! Wow, what a tremenous acchievement. You had a big dream girlfriend and you made it a reality. How many of us dreamers can say that? You are an inspiration to me, in more ways than you could ever hope to imagine. Only one thing left for you to achieve. That's for you and your team to come down off that mountain safe and sound. Pat Jeffery

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lucille, I hope you are extremely proud of yourself and feel all the hard work of training and preparing has paid off. I will let Jeff know, he will be very proud of you.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Lucille! my students at Centennial High School say "Stay safe on the way down" and "Holy crap"! Well done! -Carrie Corbin

Jo said...

Wow, wow, wow – FĂ©licitations, Lucille! T’es très fort et tellement brave!
Joie te garder au chaud pour le reste de ton voyage. Come down safe - so…I guess it’s Boston Marathon next, or what? Although Ted says you won't even get all these messages until later I hope you are carried a little by the love and support that is with you all the way.
Love, Jo-Ellen

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are safely down to camp 2, with a dream now having come true. Enjoy all the congratulatons, you deserve them!!!!!
Tracey K

Mission said...

Felicitation Lucille! So relieved to hear of your safe descent! You have just joined a prestigious group of people -- we can only imagine the feeling of taking your last step to the top! We have enjoyed following your blog and have learned a great deal -- thank you... Safe returns! Suzanne, Kendall, Alexander, Noah and Annika

Marie Beaupre said...

Dearest Lucille:
Seeing your picture posted by Becky/Tim was the nicest Mother's Day present I could ever have.
Lucille, you don't this and but you have inspired many school children, and amazed your generation who followed your trek.
I am so bless to have you as one of my three nice girls.

Rest for to-day and we will talk later of what Sister Annata told me on the way to church this am.

Loads of LOVE


Anonymous said...


Lucille -- you scared the heck out of some of us. We used up every ounce of prayers, and we all wore out our "refresh" buttons on the SPOT page.
I finally decided that you were in the best hands,(being that you were up that high you could just reach out and touch God's hand),and that the batteries must have froze up, or just wore down.
I knew you would make it, - I just wanted to SEE you do it. I hope you did touch God's hand, too.

What a gal!!!

love from your Big Brother-in-law, Louis deBeaudrap

Mission said...

Beyond dreams Lucille! You are an extraordinary woman! Something like this would seem almost impossible but for you it is a reality. We wish you a safe return.

Aunt Bernadette and Uncle John

Christal said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are inspiring me every day, Lucille. Way to go girl!!
I never had any doubt, not for a minute, that you would make it up to the summit. I will say, that I am currently reading the book Dark Summit, and I'm just past the summit part of the story and all I can think about is you guys up there in the cold. I feel like I'm there with you.
I'm glad you're safe.
You followed your dreams and you did it. HOORAY!
Christal M

Winston said...

Congratulations Lucille! We are so proud of you!
Oliver, Delona and Winston

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for what you achive so far!!! Last night when I read that you will be going up just before the weather will change for worst I was worry!!... and of course to be between the first climbers to top out before the hundreds waiting down the mountain for a summit window!!!
Again Congratulation and get back in BC safe...
Waiting in Edmonton for a slide show...
Catalin Tapardel

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Lucilleo, your strength and determination have inspired so many people. Mother Nature may have met her match when it comes to feisty spirit. Safe journey home. We'll be talking about time off in the fall I am sure.

deChief said...

Namaste Lucille! Way to go! We are all so happy and proud of you! I have been following that darn spot all along and most intently as you made your summit bid. My heart was stopped as long as that spot was. You can't imagine the thoughts we had here... our rosary beads are worn thin, we are out of incense, but then we realized that "it's Lucille we're talkin' about. She'll be fine." Stay safe on your way down. Come home to us all. I can hardly wait to give you a big hug. Well done. I am so proud of you for living your dream. And we're also very proud of Ted for supporting you with encouragment and Love the whole while. Congratulations!!!
Mac and Roseanne

Claudia K said...

Lucille - I cannot stop thinking about you and your success yesterday!!All my friends are so happy for you as well because they have been following your journey. Can't wait to hear your voice on gabcast. I am so proud to know you Lucille and can't wait to give you a big hug when you come home!! Safe journey down the mountain.

Jackie D said...

OH LUCILLE!! You have inspired so many people with this journey of yours. You are such a strong woman and I'm so proud to say that you are a friend of mine.
I'm so happy that you have made it down safe and sound. In a frenzy of text messages between everyone at STARS on Thursday night, we were all moved to tears as we heard that you had summitted. You have no idea the impact your journey has had on so many people...and we are all just counting down the days until you get back so we can hug you in person. Until then, virtual hugs are coming your way. Stay safe! We love you!