June 29, 2004 – That’s me on...

June 29, 2004 – That’s me on...

June 29, 2004 – That’s me on the summit with all the flags from my donors. The wind was blowing fiercely. Our guide, Yuri, took this shot with my camera.
Peak Freak
on Dec 7, 2004 5:08 pm
Image ID: 80715


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Chris Doig

Chris Doig - Dec 7, 2004 5:24 pm - Voted 10/10


Peak Freak,

Congratulations on your achievement! Looks mighty cold up there.

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Dec 7, 2004 5:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats!

Thanks, Chris!

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Dec 7, 2004 6:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats!

Yep! I wrote your rap on a yellow flag. Could be the visible one.


jenniferdenoya - Dec 9, 2004 8:11 am - Hasn't voted

Way to go!

I read your trip report...good stuff. : ) You're an inspiration to us all!

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Dec 9, 2004 3:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Way to go!


Thanks for your kind words, and both photo comments.

All the best,



AndreasBlomquist.se - Jan 25, 2005 10:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Wonderful picture!

Wonderful picture and a really well written trip report! Can't wait to go to Elbrus myself! Thanks for the inspiration

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Jan 27, 2005 2:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful picture!

Thanks for the positive feedback. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable adventure on Elbrus.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Jan 1, 2006 2:21 pm - Voted 10/10

How was Aconcaqua?

Did you guys make it?

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Jan 14, 2006 12:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How was Aconcaqua?

Just saw this post now.

Long story...

To sum it up, it was more important to me to finish the trip loving the mountains and wanting to go back, than to make it to the summit. The physical part was really easy. Hiking, carrying gear, cooking, camping.. piece of cake. I acclimatized really well, felt great, strong, and aside from one "off-day" had no troubles making it up to 21,000 ft on my own. Then I had the choice of decending with a group of friends I had met, and have company on the way out and people to party with afterward, or stick around and maybe meet someone to go for the summit with, maybe not; maybe get good weather, maybe not. I was feeling very emotionally drained at that point from having been fundamentally on my own for three weeks already, and I just wanted to leave happy and with a group of good friends.

I'll go back, next time with a team who are all on the same page.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Jan 15, 2006 10:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: How was Aconcaqua?

That's a bummer Eileen. Hey, atleast you got to see a new part of the world and enjoy what you like doing. Hard to complain about that.


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