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My Favorite Mountain…. Part Two

August 11, 2011

“Good things come to those who wait.” I would have to say this is true, especially in mountain climbing. You have heard me say before ~ climbing isn’t always about the summit, or it shouldn’t be anyway.  I can attest to this because of two previous, unsuccessful attempts on Mt. Baker.  Last weekend, I was fortunate to reach the summit  with the Climb to Fight Breast Cancerproving that the third time really is the charm. The conditions couldn’t have been any better, and our entire group touched the top at 7:55 a.m.  It was truly a remarkable moment and the 360 degree view was breathtaking.

The Climb to Fight Breast Cancer trips are very special.  Although each one is unique, they are all rooted in the same goal and belief.  They are about curing cancer and  taking a journey.  That journey happens to be to the summit, but it is more than that.  It encompasses the stories of every team member, and their connection to cancer and reasons for participating.

So here is to the Mt. Baker team I got to know and summit with ~ Scott, Jason, Stephanie, Sarah and Alpine Ascents International guides Dave and Phil.

For the time being, Mt. Baker is still my favorite mountain…just sayin’.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    August 11, 2011 5:50 am

    My first Climb to Fight BC mountain was Mt. Baker…..and we had to wait at the crater rim before going up the Roman Wall as there were alot of climbers going up and down…it was windy, foggy…..and when the guides had us start up again….we were on the top of Mt. Baker, full on sunshine, and the only people up there…..Mt Baker always holds a special place in my heart….

  2. August 13, 2011 4:04 pm

    Congratulations on your Summit and what sounds like an amazing experience with the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer climbers!

    My husband is nutty about that mountain as well. We were engaged on Heliotrope Ridge…and no matter how many times he sees it he can’t stop commenting on Mt Baker. Its become somewhat of a joke.

    I have yet to summit but it is clearly “on the list”.

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