The team is pushing forth and all very strong! They left Barranco Camp this morning to head to Karanga Camp. The trail is a steep one ascending up the infamous “Barranco Wall.” Those with a fear of heights might have struggled, but once you reach the top of the wall, you are likely above the clouds. If it’s clear the view is unmatchable.
The team will sleep at Karanga Camp 4240m – 13,900 ft. They have had glimpses of the summit for the previous few days and are nearing the finale!
A year and half ago this team was chosen. They were chosen because they are passionate, driven…and no doubt, the most determined team 3 Peaks has ever had. They held a variety of fundraising events, from Holly cutting her locks to raise a dime to Tara organizing Amazing Races across Sydney. Lynne ran a marathon and Val raffled prizes away at a pub night in San Francisco. Their efforts were endless, and these are only a few examples.
Together as a team, they have raised over $91,000 USD!!! Well done ladies!!!
Many many thanks to our endless supporters, alum who helped out and gave them strength to keep pushing, parents, partners, friends and family. We cannot thank you enough.
After seeing the success of 3 Peaks over the past few years we have decided to climb higher and farther – we are launching the Peaks Foundation, a newly-registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that empowers women to make a positive social impact around the world through their participation in mountain-based adventure challenges in Africa, Asia, and South America.
We have also expanded to allow guys to create their own challenge….any takers?
If you are interested in supporting our new endeavor, we need it!
Or…if you are interested in one of our 2011 climbs (Tajikistan, Congo, Meru, Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Nepal, or India) – don’t hesitate to contact us. And lastly, if you want to be the first to join our 3 peaks 3 Weeks Himilaya or 3 Peaks 3 Weeks South America, let us know!
The entire Peaks Foundation team