Now that we have stopped hugging each other and sharing the news with family here in Shasta, it’s time to give some more shout- outs to all 33 of our CAO Shasta 08 Team on that mountain and to the Shasta Mountain Guides led by Jenn and Chris – Kirah, John, Dave, Meg, Kajsa, Bob, Logan, Mark, David, Linda, Keith, Dane and Rich and of course volunteer Docs Sean and Susan , photographers Sequoia and Petite and Cathy Ann who also climbed for us.
22 climbers were in the final wave to the Summit – I’m sure the photos will be magnificent. Can you imagine the prayer flags flying right now.. Molly Baker ( in honor of her grandma) and Jenny Berrien ( climbing for prevention) -both from Lunabar, Laura Lifland in honor of women friends who are surivors ( CAO Alum) Genevieve Roja- BCF Staff and cancer survivor, Diane Toby from Woodside climbing for prevention, Molly Alick,San Francisco, CA in honor of her mom, Michele Zousmer, Ranco Santa Fe in memory of Laura Evans, Ann Maechtlen, Florence MT- breast cancer survivor, Mia Eng- Toronto ON Canada in memory of her mom, Amanda Williams, San Diego in honor of her mom, Connie Bates, San Jose, CA breast cancer survivor, Jane Haddow, San Carlos by way of South Africa in honor of friends with breast cancer, Craig Murray, Burlington MA in memory of his mom , Nancy Buremeyer, Washington DC ( BCF lobbyist w/ Raben Group) in memory of her partner, Soja Park Bennett, Exeter NH in honor of her brother;s wife and her family, Debra Parker Misoula MT, in honor and memory of her close friends, Sarah Carter, LA , CA ( spokesperson for BCF/ Luna Pure Prevention campaign ) in honor of her mom, Kishan Shaw, Santa Monica, CA professor of philosophy and yoga, Hampton Kew, Jackson WY in honor and memory of her cousins, Hitomi Fukahori, Yokohama, Japan breast cancer survivor and alum of the Mt Fuji climb, Kameyo Okubo, Chigasaki, Japan a nurse in Japan and alum of Fuji in honor of survivors, Cathy Ann Taylor, Sausalito CA – BCF Hero, alum of MTS McKinley, Fuji, Shasta, Rainier, our volunteer photographer on the climb and trainer of climbers.
Last we heard the Wilhelms were glissading down the West Face - 2500 feet of sheer madness sliding down on the butts in the luge-like run.
Keep those posts coming
Jeanne sighing relief and joy and awaiting a soy latte that Sarah’s mom has gone into town to bring back.