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Ian SAYS:
Dear all donors, I sent you…
Dear all donors,

I sent you an email that we made it, but I never described what is was like. We woke up at 3:00 in the morning got dressed (put on layers, ready backpacks, and put on crampons). After we packed up everything and all our layers were on we headed to breakfast. Breakfast was porridge and pancakes (Russian style). Once the last one of us had their fill. We took a snow cat to 5,000 meters because it would help the chance of us summiting and we had already climbed to 5,000 meters on the second day. It took 45 minutes for the snow cat to reach 5,000 meters. We piled out of the snow cat and landed on soft snow. I looked up at the sky and saw the moon milky white. The hiked had started; my guide and me went first up the white snow. The snow and the dark sky reminded me of yin and yang. It took us 3 hours to get to the top of the ridge. It was still dark, but we could see a cliff 60 degrees that we had to scale. I looked down and saw a little path to this monster cliff. My family, two guides, and me sat down to take a break. After 5 minutes our guides told us to get up and continue on. It took 30 minutes to get past the little path and at the bottom of the cliff. My guide said that I don't need to use the ice ax. It took 2 hours to get to the next part of the cliff the steepest part. It was so steep there is a rope you can clip into if you need to. After 1 hour we were at the last part the flat and ever lasting part. We could see the summit on the other side it took us 45 minutes to cross 150 feet because of the elevation. At the summit of Elbrus we cheered, cried, and hugged. You could see the world with its tall white mountains and green valleys. We stayed on the top for 20 minutes and then started to descend down the mountain. It took us 40 minutes to get past the cliff and 1 hour to get past the little path because we were exhausted from the hike. My guide and I sat down for 10 to 20 minutes to catch or breath. My guide stood up and smiled, he handed me a butt sled. Well I guess you know want happens next, I sledded down to the snowmobile rental. My guide talked to the owner and gave us a free ride down the rest of the mountain. When we got to the bottom I jumped off walked slowly over to the barrel hut and waited till my family came. Again thank you so much for supporting my cause.
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Mary Lynne
Mary Lynne SAYS:
Thank you from the kids in A…
Thank you from the kids in Africa.
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Mary Lynne
Mary Lynne SAYS:
Thank you from the kids in A…
Thank you from the kids in Africa.
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Ian
Ian SAYS:
Hello everyone, yesterday my…
Hello everyone, yesterday my family and I made it to the summit of Mt. Elbrus. It was much harder than I had expected it to be. We reached the top at about 9:30 AM. The weather was beautiful but very, very cold! Everyone in our family summited and we had two expert guides that helped us reach our goal. From the top we could see all across Russia and even into Georgia, a country that broke free from Russia a while ago. Coming down was a little scary but I had on mountaineering boots and crampons which made a big difference.

By helping me you have been helping unfornate kids in poorer parts of the world. I thank you so much for that! Soon I will send you a link for photos of the trip.

Gratefully,
Ian
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Ian
Ian SAYS:
Hello again everyone, tomorr…
Hello again everyone, tomorrow's our big day to take off! If I have internet access I will try to keep you posted. Thanks again for helping me help other people.
Ian
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Mary Lynne
Mary Lynne SAYS:
What an inspiring young man.
What an inspiring young man.
5 years ago
Ian Urban
Lexington, MA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jun 02, 2012
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Ian Urban's Fundraisers

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Amount Raised:

$1,375

 

138% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Climbing Mt. Elbrus for Charity

Climbing Mt. Elbrus for Char…

Amount Raised:

$2,235

 

121% Raised of $1,851 Goal