Part 1 of 3: We all imagine different things. We envision it, wonder what it feels like, and then if we are lucky, we are able to experience it.
I have always wondered what it would be like to climb a mountain in the middle of the night. There is something about the midnight/early morning hours that bring something special.
And let me tell you, my imagination leading up to it did not disappoint one bit. In fact, it was better than what I ever imagined. And for those asking, there will be more of these types of adventures in my future.
But back to the moment............ It was midnight on Sunday, August 11th, when we were woken up to start our journey up Mount Baker. I remember coming out of a really weird, yet meaningful dream. That’s a story for another time. And immediately, I was awake. Sometimes, it takes me a moment to open my eyes, but I knew we had a big adventure waiting and we didn’t have much time to get ready. We had an hour and although it may seem like a long time, it goes by very quickly when you have gear to put on and everything else you try to tackle in the dark.
The time had come and we were ready. In order to get to our starting point, we had some rocks to climb over. Keep in mind, it’s the middle of the night and all we had was our little head light. I am not ashamed to admit, I was hugging those rocks every chance I could get. There was no way I wanted to fall on those rocks. I wasn’t nervous. I had this calmness over me. Here and there, my adrenaline would pick up and I did have some negative thoughts come to mind on the descent, but ascending was rather peaceful.
I knew we were climbing up the mountain but I had no idea the amount of crevasses that were all around us. We crossed over and jumped over some, but at the time, it didn’t seem like much because again, you could barely see anything. Everything was going well. I remember our first break and we were all in good spirits. We get to our second break an hour or so later and I knew the rain had started. It was time to put on the rain gear. And that’s when I got really cold. Not feeling your fingers and feet can be scary .................. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow! ❤️ ...
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