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50 year-old on Everest

Postby simonov » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:17 pm

Frankly, I find this topic a lot more interesting than the teen on Everest one, maybe because I have had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Abbott twice on Mt Baldy here in Southern California.

Cindy is battling a rare and usually lethal disease, and following her dream of climbing Mt Everest. She crossed into the Khumbu Icefall today. You can read her Everest blog here:

http://reachingbeyondtheclouds.com/category/mt-everest/

And more about her story here:

http://reachingbeyondtheclouds.com/my-j ... y-journey/

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Postby Hotoven » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:28 pm

Good to see shes pursuing her dreams!
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Postby Adayak » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks for posting that - it's a great, inspiring story and I'm glad she's out there on Everest giving it her all. I tweeted the story to try and spread the word.
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Postby aedwards » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:29 pm

From site, second link:

I am a 51 year old female who teaches Personal Health at California State University, Fullerton.
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Postby rdesota » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:24 pm

The age of 51, as a stand alone, on Everest to me isnt that incredible. Anyone who's going for their dreams should be applauded and supported.
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:26 pm

Nice!! 51 isn't old. There are several 65y olds that would kick my butt all day long.
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Re: 50 year-old on Everest

Postby Luciano136 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:37 pm

dynamokiev98 wrote: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..what do you guys think, did anyone notice that too?


I think I'd have to agree with you on that one.
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Postby Bob Sihler » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:12 pm

I hope she has her children's permission.
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Postby simonov » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:31 pm

MikeTX wrote:hey, that's pretty cool. is that the lady that we saw on baldy and took a picture of? i had no idea she was sick. that's truly inspiring!

hey, did our german friend go to basecamp yet?


That's her. I didn't know her whole story until after we got down and I did some Googlestalking.

I believe our Cherman friend was supposed to have left for Kathmandu the second weekend in April. He was meeting his friends who are part of Cindy's summit team, so I assume they will all be together at Base Camp. But I have looked for his name in vain on the Mountain Trip blog.

Schuetzenweber photographing Cindy on Baldy:

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Postby simonov » Mon May 03, 2010 4:06 pm

Heading for Camp 3 tomorrow (24,000 feet)!

http://mteverest2010.blogspot.com/

Whoa:

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Postby simonov » Sat May 22, 2010 2:35 pm

Dayum, the kid made it up, but Cindy's team may be a day behind. Report from Camp 3 Yesterday:

Winds up high are still quite strong, but all models show that they should lessen over the next 12-24 hours. It looks like they will have a decent summit window that will still be gusty, but manageable. There are a lot of people moving up the mountain, and there is a lot of politicking and negotiating about who will start up for the summit at which time.

The plan is that our team will move up to the South Col in about 7 hours and spend the day resting as best one can at 7,906 m (25,938 ft). They will then set out for the summit in the middle of the night.
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Postby The Chief » Sat May 22, 2010 2:47 pm

WTF is that???

El Cajon Pass in a snow squall?
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Postby billisfree » Sat May 22, 2010 11:03 pm

A 60 yr old lady from Spokane made it to top of Everest last year.

It's STILL a dream climb - no matter what age.
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Postby The Chief » Sun May 23, 2010 12:40 am

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


For who?
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