Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Summit Push

We received a call from Ben this morning that we expect to be the last one for several days. The plan is to leave Base Camp (15,750’) at 2:30 am so they can climb to Camp 2 (21,000’). Because of weather, they are going to skip Camp 1. Ben said there are still some details to be worked out, but each day they will move to the next camp - Camp 2, 3, 4 and then Summit. Over the next few days they will have very little sleep and just enough food for the nourishment they need. Someone on the mountain has given Ben some strong muscle relaxers so his back pain is under control right now. Please be praying for strength, wisdom and safety for the team. He plans to send text messages, so I will update the blog as I receive more news. Thank you again for your prayers!
Diana

7 comments:

PiperComm5960 said...

Godspeed Ben, Go Ben Go..!

Joe said...

The time has come!! We are praying for safety, good weather, and strength. Enjoy the journey and be strong!

Dale Earixson said...

Ben, you are always inspire me to be a better person, father, husband, outdoorsman. I know you will have a successful summit day with a safe return home. Stay focused and keep in mind what you have told me before, "the mind controls the body, the body does not control the mind".

Erin said...

Yay! Excited for the weather window. We're all praying for you!! Go been go!!!

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Ruth Qussar said...

Praying for strength of soul, mind, and body, God is with you. Phil 4:13

Cheryl Stuckey said...

Ben, as you're heading up toward the summit, you are in our thoughts and prayers continually. Specifically, we're praying for good weather, good health, safety, and the ability to keep your focus on all things around you. As you look up toward the summit, continue looking up toward GOD, the One who is able to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think." Claim His promises! We love you! Mom and Dad