Thursday, August 26, 2010
I can't explain the euphoria I felt when I made it to the top. I really felt good and did feel like I was at the top of the world. We hiked during the monsoon season so we didn't stay on top too long as the clouds were building fairly quickly. When we sumitted in 1999 we quickly signed the climber sign-in log, had a quick bite to eat as there were lightning strikes all around. We didn't stay on top very long then either, mostly because I was being pretty fearful of the lightning. It felt so good to know that I was getting in better shape and could even handle the altitude this time.