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Postby outofstep80 » Sun May 23, 2010 12:54 am

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Postby simonov » Sun May 23, 2010 2:02 pm

From her blog, 22 May:

I just heard news that Cindy is on her way to summit, sometime tonight. ETA: 8:30p-9:00p PST. Go Cindy!!


Team blog:

Sorry for the lack of any definitive news, but I'm posting after a few minutes of detective work and deductive reasoning.

My phone just rang with a satellite phone calling in, but I couldn't hear anyone on the other line and then it went dead.

After waiting for a few minutes, I checked our online voicemail box that they have been calling podcasts into and found the following message. If you listen carefully, you'll hear other voices in the background, and Bill sure sounds pretty happy. I'm going to assume that the team is on the summit of Mount Everest!!!!!
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Postby peladoboton » Mon May 24, 2010 7:17 pm

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Postby MoapaPk » Mon May 24, 2010 8:57 pm

"We have Summit!

by hipejoe on May.23, 2010

Last night Cindy and the team made it safely to the summit of Mt.Everest.
Congratulations Cindy!

Official Announcement:
Mt.Everest2010 Blog"
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Mt. Everest Summit!!!

Postby CindyAbbott » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:39 pm

Hi,

I will come back later - I have to run but you can check out the pictures in my photo gallery.
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Re: Mt. Everest Summit!!!

Postby Augie Medina » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:23 pm

CindyAbbott wrote:Hi,

I will come back later - I have to run but you can check out the pictures in my photo gallery.


Welcome to SummitPost. How about a TR of your Everest ascent for our little site?
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Postby benjamingray » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:28 pm

The Chief wrote:
billisfree wrote:It's STILL a dream climb - no matter what age.


For who?


For me, for one. Although I really enjoy technical climbing and climbing in places with more solitude than Everest has to offer, geographical highpoints and altitude are what got me interested in the outdoors in the first place. Regardless of crowds and technical difficulty, geographical highpoints are exciting.
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Re: Mt. Everest Summit!!!

Postby CindyAbbott » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:35 pm

Hi everyone, especially those of you that I have meet on Baldy. I will get back to climbing locally soon. I lost 10% of my weight on Everest and I am slowly getting my muscles back: took a little work-out vacation after that summit. Wow, summit day alone was 18.5 hrs because of the crowds. This year there were only a few days (I think 3) where it was safe (as safe as Everest can be - considering you are in the death zone) so everyone had to go.

What is a TR?
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Postby CindyAbbott » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:11 pm

Past Comments
This statement:
It seems as if there are a lot of people on Everest who don't care about the risk of dieing anymore due to having a disease of some sort, being old, or other reasons which makes them not really care about risks..

A summit is only a summit: even if it is the highest one. I was not going to risk my life or anyone else's. There was no doubt is my mind that I would turn around if need be, aside from an accident, I was going home and with all of my body parts. Also, I had been working with Dr. Peter Hackett for the past year on the aspects of me climbing. It was great that he was staffing the Everest ER while I was there! More on this later.

Age:
I was almost 51 and a half the day I summited (the half counts :lol: ). Regardless of my age, I felt very strong.

The Chief said this about the picture of the Lhose Face on page one:
WTF is that??? El Cajon Pass in a snow squall?

Exactly Chief! That is why we turned back and waited for the next day.
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Trip Report

Postby CindyAbbott » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:31 pm

Trip Report:
I am working on this but you can go to this link and listen to an interview where I am talking about the summit climb. Please remember I had just returned and was very tired.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2010/05/26/ora ... t-everest/

Also, there are many pictures on my website's Photo Gallery and within the Blog Mt. Everest.

http://www.reachingbeyondtheclouds.com
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Postby dskoon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:34 pm

Congrats, Cindy!
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Postby CClaude » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:22 pm

Congrats Cindy,

Glad you made it back safetly and I am assuming in one piece with all toes and fingers.

I do have to say that I am with Chief on this one. I totally dislike the vibe that is in the various camps on the Big 3. I totally lost all taste for any of the Big 3, though I love the country and people of Nepal. Now the smaller stuff that no one has heard of is a different story.....there are plenty of things in Nepal, the Karakorum and in South America that no one ever hear of that are far more beautiful and enticing For me in the next 5 years I'd like to go back to these two....

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/chuck_claude/106670049

and (not my photo though)

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Postby Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:44 pm

Congratulations, Cindy, and my deepest respect!
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Postby GerryS » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:56 pm

Awesome - 1st time I've seen a new member post a portrait of themselves in Everest before. Congratulations and best wishes!
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