I see cancer groups working to support cancer patients, which is good, but how about going down a different road of no cancer?
I needed a mountain to climb, literally, and in October 2010 I joined the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds 2011 team. As I look back, I see how much personal strength I drew from the months of fundraising and training for the climb.
“We each find our way to honor ourselves and our loved ones, whether it’s climbing mountains or just living the life you were meant to live, and honoring each day.”
Two Yorkers braved icy and snowy conditions while climbing a 14,179-foot California mountain as part of a breast cancer fundraiser.
If you’ve been following the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds 2011 you’ve probably been waiting since at least Wednesday for PHOTOS!
All the climbers are back at base camp at Hidden Valley as of 4 p.m.
Here’s another video clip from the climb this morning, at the top of Misery Hill getting near the summit.
Word from the mountain: 22 climbers reached the summit today and everyone is headed back down to base camp. Wow!
We haven’t heard much from base camp, so we assume that the rope teams are making progress toward the summit.
Here’s a glimpse of the slow, steady progress of one of our rope teams as they near the crest of the west face of Mt. Shasta at 12,700 feet.