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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.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4 - Camp 2

Lucille had trouble connecting with Gabcast this morning, so she gave me, Ted, her report directly.

Everything is going to plan. She spent the day resting at Camp 2, and Domhnall joined her there as well. They had a little bit of snow, but not too much. The ropes have been fixed to the balcony, and it looks hopeful to be fixed to the summit tomorrow or the next day. Lucille will be moving up to Camp 3 tomorrow. After that, if the rope does not get fixed all the way, she plans to come down, as the weather forecast looks to start going the other way on the 8th. But otherwise, she should summit on the 7th. and be on her way down.

Of the other team members, she says TA is at Camp 1 and Mango is back at Base Camp ready to move to Camp 1. The two Turkish climbers are at Camp 3, and the rest at Pheriche resting.


Marie Beaupre said...

Hi Lucille:

You are not alone for sure, your friends, our relatives are all watching.
Aunt Therese (Jean Mignot) from Mtl called to wish you the very best, she is amazed of how well you are doing. The Brintons (Jocelyne and family) are also watching and are praying for your sucess.
Here we are having terrible weather, I think if I were younger, I would like to be on Everest.
Extremely proud of you. and wish you a very good day.



Claudia K said...

Lucille - This morning, a mass was said for you at my mom's church. So many of us have you in our thoughts and prayers every day Lucille.I am hoping the ropes are fixed all the way so you are able to summit. I checked out the 'wingnut' yesterday and he sure got out of Dodge in time . .spring storm here for a few days! Take care and keep strong Lucille . . Claudia

Marie Beaupre said...

You are in my thoughts almost constantly. Was thinking this morning that your great-grand-father was a climber in his ways. But when he was 80 years old b. 1856 In 1936 he did climb the spire of the church to fix the cross after a bad thunderstorm. The people came to him and asked if he would do the job. Your gr-grand pa was a capable man, who I think like challenges and would likely answer to the call, when he learned that he was the only man in Baie-St-Paul, Qc that could do it. The height was over 100 ft and when he finished his job and knew in his mind that the cross was now solid, he put his tools away and leaned on the cross and sang "le coccorico" which means that he immitate the crow of the rooster. According to the Historical Society of the area there were a few hundred people on ground to see if old man Cimon could do it. I have pictures which I will show you. I pray that your gr-grand-pa's spirit be with you specially for the last 100's meters and then you could maybe continue his tradition and sing cocorico!!!

Claudia, how nice of you and your mother to have that mass for Lucille. I was at mass this am could it be in St-Andrews Edmonton???

The Doucette's grand-children are all following you as well as Michael and Christopher Brinton who have been faithful since the early beginning, the school children from different places, etc. To the teachers I tell you what maybe you have done, this one teacher told me that her students made their bucket list, (grade five just like you) and she kept a copy. That is interesting.

I have another message for you, but it will be tomorrow.

Love, love, love


Jackie D said...

You may feel alone physically Lucille but there are so many of us there with...watching your every move and hoping and praying for everything to fall into place. We are all so excited for you and can't wait to hear that you have summitted. Rest up...drink lots and go go go!! Love and hugs

carlqwerty said...

Hi there Lucille,

Keep on going. Wow, 6450 m and you seem to be in the valley! It's amazing. Be careful.

Take care.

cousin Carl
Uncle Charles
cousin Nathalie
cousin Karine

Shawna said...

Best of Luck Lucille. I have been keeping up with your climb since day one and look forward to your daily news. Glad to hear that you are doing great. I know that you can do it. Keep safe and take sure slow steps. There is a lot of love surrounding you. Keep that in mind if things get tough. Love & Hugs. Shawna