Today is Cristin Bailey's birthday and she'll celebrate on the mountain.
“This climb is something I have wanted to do since I first learned about it in college when I attended a presentation by a climber in Maine. To say she inspired me is an understatement. It's taken me 15 years to finally sign up and her inspiration is still with me! June of 2014 is particularly special to me because I will turn 40. I decided there was no better way to celebrate. We are currently scheduled to summit on my birthday, but this journey is not about me. This climb is about education, research and most importantly inspiring others to get involved. Every step of this process will be a celebration for me.”