My Favorite Mountain…. Part Two
“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 Cancer, proving 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.
For the time being, Mt. Baker is still my favorite mountain…just sayin’.