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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Sunday–May 8

Hope all moms get flowers, chocolates and brunch with family. Hope all the dads and guys finish their chores so moms can take it easy. It’s her day!

As I said earlier, the mountain and the weather dictate all our moves.  They tell us when we can move up, go down  or stay put. Conditions have changed so it looks like Monday is now our departure date with Friday the 13th being summit day. We’re thinking that we’ll be at EBC on Sunday or even Monday the 15th.

We’ve learned that other climbers reached the summit yesterday. I heard a team from South America made it. Sherpas continue to amaze. Gear and O2 bottles are carried up and then back down again. They add a new dimension to the phrase, “special delivery.”  We’re exhausted, but feeling confident. The Sherpas have fixed climbing ropes for the IMG teams so all we have to do is lug ourselves up this hill.

Make sure to check on the IMG site now and then, especially the photos they post. The site can give you other information about the other teams, climbing conditions, etc. etc. During my days to the summit, my messages are likely to be less. Even creating a simple thought burns calories. Writing them down consumes a truck full.

Many thanks to all of you who took time to post comments and encouraging words. They’re appreciated.  I can’t individually respond to each comment as you can understand why.


Written by mmsummits7

May 8, 2011 at 2:04 am

Posted in Mountaineering

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  1. Mike we are doing our regular trip to Southbury for Mother’s Day. All the regulars will be there but you will be sorely missed. We love you and wish you every blessing for a great summit. Love Sue and Dad

    Sue and Bill Matty

    May 8, 2011 at 2:13 am

  2. Mike, I wish we were both going!


    May 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

  3. Here’s to clear weather and summiting!

    Karen Hirata

    May 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

  4. All the seniors at McDonald’s are wishing you the best! Love, Nini and Gram

    Gram and Aunt Irene

    May 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

  5. Thanks for a great brunch! Wish you were there! Love, Gram and Nini

    Gram and Aunt Irene

    May 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm

  6. Love you so much! Safe return


    May 14, 2011 at 5:14 am

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