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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mt. Elbrus Less Than 1 Month Away!

Climb Take Action
It's hard to imagine that only 2 weeks ago I was still at high camp at Mt. Rainier (9400 ft). We made it about 600 feet from the summit before having to descend due to high avalanche hazard. It was a great lesson to be placed in a situation where one had to make the smart and responsible decision to turn around. Don't get me wrong. . . it would have been amazing to see the top, yet our team did our best and we all knew we could have made it had the weather cooperated. It was by far my top physical challenge to date.

To see pictures from the trip visit: http://picasaweb.google.com/georgina.miranda1/MtRainierViaEmmonsGlacier?authkey=vPmfEFc2hVM

To read our article on Climbing.com:

I was blessed with an amazing team and have a absolutely marvelous time. I called it "blissful torture," as I was a bit beat up upon our descent, but couldn't wait to do it again. So now only 26 days away from heading to Russia to attempt a summit bid on Mt. Elbrus, I can hardly wait.

The Climb Take Action campaign is well underway. We need support though. Our goal is to raise $282,100 by the time I return from Mt. Elbrus on July 27th. Women and children continue to suffer from the conflict plagued environment in Congo and Uganda. They need support, as does International Medical Corps to continue running their programs and helping improve the health and well-being of thousands of women and children affected by war and chronic poverty in these areas.

The conflict continues to be extremely underreported, yet here are some links to provide you with the latest information on the crisis. My heart goes out to these women and children and their endless suffering. They are the driving force behind this campaign.

Please join us in our efforts to combat violence against women and children and bring the much needed relief. Empower yourself by empowering others and support our cause which will have a tremendous impact!

I hope reaching the tallest peak in Europe will give me a voice to speak out on their behalf.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hellooo everyone:

I am totally in awe about what you guys are doing.
As I read about this women in Uganda and Congo, I realize how much we take for granted not only what we have, but the country that we live in and all the blessing we have.
I have been reading every day about your climbing and checking up on your progress.
I also have been sending e-mails to all the people I know, and sharing with them the importance of this project.
I am very very proud of my niece
Georgina, a young woman with such a determination, is very difficult to find in this time and era.
I will continue praying and sharing this with others.
I wish you the best and remember to shout very very loud when you reach the Summit.
With lots of love and lots of prayers.

Urania Vanegas Malespin
Cedar Park, Texas

PS I will conitinue to stay in touch.