Freedom Climb 2013 – Hike to Tengboche

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 🙂

Hiking to Tengboche

Hiking to Tengboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Hiking to Tengboche

Hiking to Tengboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Village on the way to Tengboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Village on the way to Tengboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Walking along the river

Walking along the river (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Two more hours to Tengboche!

Two more hours to Tengboche! (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Another climber from Iowa. He's celebrating his 80th birthday!

A climber from Iowa they met on the trail. He’s celebrating his 80th birthday!

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

Himalayas

Himalayas (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Village children

Village children (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

“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

A Yak (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

A Yak (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

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.

Dingboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Dingboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Dingboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

Dingboche (Photo by OMer and Freedom Climber, Nancy Byrne)

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.

Continue to check the Freedom Climb Facebook page and website for more updates, pictures, and videos.

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3 thoughts on “Freedom Climb 2013 – Hike to Tengboche

  1. Praying everyday! Love and adore the passion within your hearts. May He give you eyes to see all His invisible beauty your souls can only see and hearts can feel.
    Love and praying for you!
    Freedom is His song!

  2. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever. ~ Ps 118:14
    Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. ~ Isaiah 12:2
    The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him. ~Ps 28:7
    We are praying for you all!

  3. Remember ladies all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Look at the path before you not what lies ahead. Take each step and each day at a time tomorrow will look after its self. These thoughts got me through my OM trek in the Himalayas in support of the Dalits. My daily prayer was God I can put my foot down can you lift it up? love From OM Scotland. Philip Rose

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