By – Celia Shortt
Today, the Freedom Climb Team hiked to the village of Tengboche. They said the hike was long, but very beautiful. It included walking along the roof of the mountain and beside a river, seeing wildlife, seeing another view of Mt. Everest, and experiencing some new weather 🙂
In the hours spent hiking, each climber has the opportunity to remember why they are doing this – to help those women and children who are enslaved and oppressed and cannot free themselves.
“The hike today was good. All the way the scenery was very beautiful. We could see Mt. Everest again and could just see how amazing the creation of God is. For me, the favorite part of this hiking has been to link my experience here with the people who are suffering.” –Gildelia Moromisato
“We got to see our very first yak, which was amazing. It looked like a big wooly mammoth….It’s snowing!! The yaks are all white!” – Cathey Anderson
Tomorrow (late tonight here), the ladies hike up to Dingboche. Each day the hikes get steeper, higher, and more difficult. None of these women are letting that scare them. They are still united in their purpose of raising awareness and funds for oppressed women and children throughout the world. In fact, they are even more united and focused now that they are feeling better and able to get the rest they need on the trail.
Pray that the ladies continue to feel better and remain healthy.
Pray that the weather would not hinder them from hiking.
Pray that they would be an encouragement and witness to those people they come into contact with on the trail and in villages.