Canadian Climbing History has been made in the Himalayas
On May 18th at 8:39 Nepal time, Monique Richard of Montréal, Quebec and Al Hancock of Edmonton, Alberta summited Makalu the fifth highest mountain in the world, at the same time becoming the first Canadians to do so in the history of the Himalayas. We are so proud to have summited and to have the honor to fly the Canadian flag high above our heads and represent every Canadian from coast to coast.
In the next few days I will write the summit push from May 13th to May 20th. You will not want to miss this; I promise you that you will be sitting on the edge of your seat as I take you to the top of Makalu and eventually back down to advance base camp. The experience was very intense and at times scary, not only did Makalu change me physically (I lost twenty pounds) but spiritually as well. Life is fragile and beautiful.