The team was treated to a fantastic pancake breakfast at Horse Camp, courtesy of local gear store Fifth Season and with help from an awesome crew of volunteers. That fueled them up for the hike back to the Bunny Flat trailhead, where loved ones greeted them with cheers, shouts, signs, hugs, smiles, bells and yet more food.
Here's a glimpse of this morning's scene at Bunny Flat:Stories of their windy, frozen night at Hidden Valley are spilling out, alongside laughs about yesterday's glissading and snowball fights.
Tonight at the Community Celebration we'll herald them all, as individuals and as a team, for their amazing accomplishment and commitment to breast cancer prevention.
We always emphasize that Climb Against the Odds is about the journey and the cause, not the summit, and that's certainly true this year. Every step they've taken—whether signing up for the climb, fundraising, training, talking to supporters about why they're climbing, hiking to Hidden Valley, talking to the media or debriefing with friends and family about what it all meant—has supported the Breast Cancer Fund's work to expose and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.
That makes them all heroes to us.