18 May 2010

Epopeya Everest sin Limites 2010, Nelson Cardona reaches Everest summit!

Hi all, this is a quick update on the Colombia Epopeya Everest sin Limites Expedition 2010

Congrats team!!! And specially Marcelo my dear friend and beautiful soul through whom I met Nelson, Edgar and Carolina…Congratulations again and again, this could have only been accomplished by you, Epopeya Colombia.

We are all thrilled; Colombia is celebrating the latest news received from the Everest. In the only place in the world where all nations share the same goal (Everest Base Camp 5,400 masl), the Colombian flag is today's celebrity.  At 11:30 (nepal time) on May 17, Rafael Avila and Nelson Cardona reached the highest mountain in the world, mount Everest (8,848 masl).

The Epopeya Evererst official statement confirms that they are in good health and great spirit. They also confirm that the Lobuche team is also back in Base Camp waiting for Nelson and Rafael to climb down after a bit of rest in Camp 4.

I’m going to take the liberty of translating what Nelson, an amputee (right leg), shared with all of us through the Epopeya Everst Sin Limites Expedition website. We, as Colombians set example and showed the world that all dreams can come true and that the differences don’t matter when you built based on the things we have in common. The world’s eyes are onto us because “is not falling that makes a man fail is his inability to stand up again and continue”.

Congrats again and thank you team for sharing your adventure with us and I look forward to meet you all when you get back.



*The pictures on this post have been taken from Epopeya Everest Sin Limites 2010

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