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wonderwoman


Dec 21, 2009, 12:04 PM
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Expedition News: Films Inspire Chinese Woman to Climb Seven Summits
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Just wanted to share this inspiring article about my friend, Lei. She only has Everest left in her mission to climb the Seven Summits and has skied to the north and south poles. Her training for the skiing part of the '7+2' included dragging tires through beach sand on Revere beach during the winter. It makes me laugh when I picture her doing this!

She is one tough climber! Here is an article on her that is featured in the December 2009 Expedition News:

http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/.../EN-December2009.pdf

You can also follow her progress on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/.../163183874244?v=wall

Go, Lei!


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+1 - Go Lei!


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My friend Lei is making her way to history! Here is the news from Everest:

http://www.mountainguides.com/everest-south10.shtml

"Lei is just one mountain away from becoming the first Chinese woman, as well as the first Asian American woman, to climb the highest mountain on every continent and to ski to both the North and South Poles (the “7+2”)."

Lei Wang's FB fan page:

http://www.facebook.com/.../163183874244?v=wall

Wishing her the best of luck and excited to see her make some serious mountaineering history. Go Lei, Go! Smile

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no jynxes, but fingers are crossed and hopes are up.


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She did it! I knew she would! Lei is one of the toughest people I know!

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Second Round of Summits!

May 24, 2010 (Nepal Time)

We are proud to report that John, Ryan, Lei, Mike, Justin and their four sherpas have summited and are now on the way down to the Col. Robert, Chris, and Peter turned back on the ascent from near the Balcony and have already reached back to the Col and are now descending to Camp 2.

The climbers who summitted yesterday and spent the night on the Col are also making their way down to Camp 2. The weather up high on Everest has been light winds with some clouds and a few flakes. Down lower there was more snowfall overnight, but the sun is now starting to burn through. We have a group of Sherpas on their way to the Col from C2 to start carrying down the empty oxygen bottles and equipment. We'll keep you posted on the team's progress.

Here are the names of the summiters:

1. Mr. Michael Earl Chapman of USA
2. Mr. John Stephen Dahlem of USA
3. Mr. Ryan Steven Dahlem of USA
4. Ms. Lei Wang of USA
5. Mr. Justin Reese Merle of USA (this is his 4th Everest summit)
6. Mr. Samduk Dorje Tamaang of Khumjung VDC Pangboche Solukhumbu, Nepal (this is his 5th Everest summit)
7. Mr. Danuru Sherpa (I) of Khumjung VDC Phortse Solukhumbu, Nepal (this is his 10th Everest summit)
8. Mr. Danuru Sherpa (II) of Khumjung VDC Phortse Solukhumbu, Nepal (this is his 12th Everest summit)
9. Mr. Datenji Sherpa of Khumjung VDC Phortse Solukhumbu, Nepal (this is his 6th Everest summit)

Congratulations to everyone and we wish them all a safe trip back down.

—Eric Simonson, IMG Director

http://www.mountainguides.com/everest-south10.shtml


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That's awesome to hear. so much sooner than I expected, too. Really an awesome job. Way to go Lei!!!CoolCoolCool


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Her initial summit report


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