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  Nancy Norris: What are you waiting for?


Part Six:
Promising to never let a day go by that I didn't thank God for my life and everything in it.

May 2001 Everest Tibet ABC trek with IMG

May 2001 Mt. Everest. Again I couldn't believe I was on Mt. Everest. I've read the books, I've seen the television footage, I've heard the stories from Guides and here I was Nancy Norris, girl from Michigan standing on Mt. Everest, a dream come true. Just traveling in Nepal and Tibet was an eye opening experience, the poverty in these countries and others that I've traveled in have made me really take a good look at my life and realize that I have more than I need of everything and these people have almost nothing. My life has changed a lot since I began climbing and seeing how others live. I feel I'm much more spiritual, kind, caring and appreciative of everything I have. I first got a glimpse of Everest in Tingri and I took pictures not wanting to wait until I got closer. Trekking through all of the places that had only been names in a book before now was almost overwhelming, again I'm pinching myself.

When was walked into base camp it was like a dream come true, and there was Everest, clearer than ever just sitting there BIG as can be looking back at me, right then I knew I wanted to climb it. This was the year Eric Simonson and his crew were there looking for the body of Sandy Irvine and the camera that might hold the pictures that could hopefully put to rest just who had stood on the summit first. As items were brought down to base camp we were allowed to see them and hold them and this was really great. Things from expeditions from 1922-24 and on were sitting right in front of me - history right there. A number of our people had become ill - two were sent home - and at base camp more became ill and could not go higher to ABC. In the end it was just three of us and our guide out of 11 that were well enough to travel to ABC and it was a wonderful sight as we walked into camp and saw this small city sitting before us. So many tents, so many people. We had lunch there and took a few pictures and then it was too soon but it was time to go down. We went all the way down to base camp and told everyone about ABC and how exciting it was. After a few days it was time to leave and get back to Kathmandu and on our way to the US. Again on the way out I was overwhelmed at the poverty I saw and grateful of what I had and promised to never let a day go by that I didn't thank God for my life and everything in it. Nancy

 

 
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