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    Latest update Vicky Bungay from Aconcagua is on Base Camp Live. Four team members have decided to head down to Base Camp, rather than heading to Camp 2 at 18000 feet. Everyone is safe and doing fine - the team has made this decision to keep everyone safe and healthy. Don, Randy, Tracy, and Trish are continuing up to Camp 2 today. Pieter, Tobe, Lauren, and Vicky will be waiting for them at Base Camp when they return. nnWe are so proud of this team for making these tough decisions. Thoughts going out to all of them! Another update should come through tonight.nnPlease listen to the update at Base Camp Live at summitsofhope.com
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    CORRECTION! The team's final bid to the summit is on February 15th! That's Monday!!
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    Today our team on Aconcagua sets out for Canada Plaza, which is Camp 1 at almost 16,000 feet, in their ongoing bid for the summit. They have already hiked a bunch of their gear to Camp 1 a couple of days ago, so today they will be carrying their day packs, which, hopefully, feel light as a feather! nFebruary 17th is their final bid for the summit, the next few days a grueling task to get up to Camp 3, Berlin Camp at 19, 350 feet, before that final push. That's like sleeping on the top of Kilimanjaro! nLots of daily updates are coming in on the website, although sometime the transmission is a bit broken - please head to our site and have a listen. Truly inspiring!
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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS and SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY! nMonday March 7th at 7 pm: 2016 Summits of Hope Information Night! Come and learn about this year's adventures to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Annapurna Circuit Trek. nWe will meet in the Ambulatory Care building at the Starbucks at 6:45. The meeting will be in Room K0-155.nnPlease email info@summitsofhope.com to RSVP or send us a message on Facebook! Hope to see a big turnout
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    Latest update from our Aconcagua team is now on Base Camp Live! Don Edwards, Summits of Hope team leader, updates the plan for the day. Sounds as though the team is having good weather so far - they are heading up to Plaza de Mulas at just over 14,000 feet! Hear the updates at Base Camp Live!nnhttp://www.summitsofhope.com/baseCamp
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We climb mountains for children who cannot.

As we climb, we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors, and support some of the best care and research in the world at BC Children’s Hospital.

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