Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Confirmed - they won't be going any higher...

OK - again, just to keep the most current information up here for all to know - I got a short call from Paige (so it's very early Thursday morning for them) - before the sat phone cut out (arg, super frustrating) on her, she was able to tell me that they will be staying in Namche Bazar for a few days to recuperate and then do a slow decent back to Lukla to fly out. They will NOT be going on with the rest of the group to Base Camp. She did confirm that she (Paige) was suffering from the extreme altitude and that Janice is indeed having knee problems - she was starting to give me more details on that when I lost the call.

So, I'll get more up here as soon as I have it - let's all send our best wishes their way - I'm sure they can use our supportive thoughts at this point. Thanks.


Blogger Ginger said...

Hey Janice and Paige,

Some things are just unavoidable; you gotta' pay attention to your bodies for sure. There is a reason for this. So - take it easy coming down the mountain; be kind to yourself.

I just hope you are both feeling well enough to capture many good memories on your journey back.

I can't wait to hear your stories!


5:38 PM  
Blogger Malia said...

What a shock to get this news and am hoping that you are looking at the sunny side of things. I am so proud of you...and absolutely green with envy (not serenity! hee. hee.) at all that you've seen and done. Time for us to press on with PAL and look to still greater achievements in the future. You rock! Love and safe travels, Malia

6:00 PM  
Blogger leianna said...


I've set your trip as my homepage at my new store, and I want you to know that you have the support of a lot of folks at REI. As outdoor enthusiasts, we know what your feeling. I always look at the opportunity, and I hope you do too. Your opportunity here ... enjoy yourself, this time with your daughter, this incredible journey! You have been to places many of us only dream of. Don't be discouraged. Enjoy the rest of your trip and return safely.

Leianna Michalka
(REI Santa Ana)

8:41 PM  

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