Thursday, May 17, 2007

Summit!

We made it to the top! Now all we have to do is get back down...

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Terry Moore said...

GREAT! -- GREAT! GREAT! -- heroes -- don't rush down -- take care -- loads of love -- Terry and Chris

Sarah said...

Yea yea yea yea yea yea - cant' wait to see you. yea!!!!! Sarah and Craig

barbsmd said...

Bravo!!! We are thrilled......Can't wait to hear that you are back safely and making your way home.
Barb and Tom

Daniel Moore said...

A 'lofty' dream come true ..and what a dream!

Congratulations on a fantastic achievement!!!

Take care on the way down..its not over until the Fat Lady says 'sea level'

lots of love from us all
Jackie, Ddaniel, Joshua and Tabitha

christine said...

Amazing Samantha!
Come back safely. The champagne is waiting for you in Long Beach.
Christine and Ali

Barbara said...

samantha congratulations on getting to the summit but how is your dad? Is he ok we are all rooting for him at womens hospital--go david go
best wishes
rocky weberc

Dr. Seth said...

CONGRATULATIONS Samantha and Dave!!

Hope you're back down and safe by now..we're looking forward to hearing of your adventures(and seeing you guys on the talk show circuit)!!

All our best wishes,
Seth Kogan (and the nurses at LBM watching me (slowly) type this!

Paul Rubell said...

You guys are our heroes! Come home soon. We're running a hot bath for you and the tea kettle is singing.

Love,
Paul, Philippa, Max & Antonia

Dr. B. said...

Congratulations from a perfect stranger who found you because of the LA Times online cover story on you! Sending you thoughts of safety, warmth, and oxygen.

Cheers!

Lee Rosenblum said...

You are amazing. Contratulations and be safe.

amiranda said...

Congratulations! what you did is very admirable.

Ojos del Salado in Chile would be the next one!


Alejandro.

Julie said...

Congratulations Sam and David!! We have been closely following your summit and descent and will be glad to hear that you are back at BC safe and sound.

Just read the great story posted on the LA Times website front page.

Safe travels!
Julie

GoForTheGusto said...

You will make it down.

rosie said...

Felicidades/Congratulations on reaching Mt. Everest! I was inspired by reading the article in the LA Times online. Best of luck in your academic career.

Rosie R.

Pepe Lepew said...

Wow! Amazing! Get down safe! You make my mountain-climbing blog look pretty lame by comparison. All I'm doing is climbing 3 little mountains Monday.

Ghada Osta said...

Congratulations Samantha,
I just read about your adventure, what a hero you are, and what a wonderful father you have...
I'm glad you made it safely...
I'm an Editor in Chief in an Arabic-English newspaper "An-Nour Newspaper" and I would like to put your picture next to the article talking about your adventure.
I would like you to e-mail me your picture, if possible, at :
ghada@an-nournews.com
Thank You in advance,
Ghada Osta

Eric said...

Congratulations on this accomplishment!!! I read your story on the LA Times and I have to say, it is very inspiring. Have a safe trip down!!!

From a stranger who reads the LA Times everyday

tony said...

Great Job!!!

but didnt you bring a sled so you can sled down?

take it easy on the way down

tony
editor, LAist

Mark said...

Don't die!

Sarah said...

Sam you are in today's 5/19/07 Providence Journal!! Can you believe it!!? Will send to LB. xxo Sarah and Craig

Kathleen O'Connor said...

Great job! You are an inspiration to me and my two daughters! Stay safe!

Gina Foley said...

What an amazing and strong young woman you are! You are a role model for women all around the world!! I sit in awe as I read about your adventures. I will tell my daughter all about you!
Congrats and safe trip home!
Gina Foley
Pittsfield, MA

Gina said...

Let me be the second "Gina" from Pittsfield, MA to congratulate you.
The article saying you had reached the summit was in our local paper this morning, and I too think it is an awesome feat you've accomplished.

Safe home girl.
Gina

1bikerider said...

Congratulations from another "perfect” stranger. You have accomplished a remarkable feat. Take the notoriety that deservedly comes from such an accomplishment and do with it equally great things.

One chapter closes another opens...

All the best,

Jonathan

dcamiel said...

Hi! I'm Deborah Camiel, a producer with CBS News. We'd like to do a story on Samantha tonight, and we're looking for contact numbers for her family and friends. Please give me a call at 212-972-3691 if you can help us out. Thank you!

dcamiel said...

This is Deborah Camiel, a producer with CBS News. We're interested in doing a story on Samantha tonight and we need some help getting in touch with her family and friends... if you can help us, please give me call at 212-975-3691. Thank you!

Curt Gibbs said...

Congratulations on your achievements and making the front page of the LA Times and the Long Beach Press Telegram on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Go Jackrabbits!!!!!

Sarah said...

Another inspired LA Times reader here - congratulations on your fabulous achievement, and I wish you and your dad all the best for future climbs!

steve k said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations! That is so amazing, you are an inspiration to us. Thank you for sharing your journey!

Vickie said...

Congratulations from another perfect stranger who saw your article in the Saturday, May 19, Buffalo News. From a person who was challenged by climbing peaks in Lake Placid, I can't even imagine the thrill, strength, endurance and dedication that you have demonstrated! Be safe
Vickie

Alaska Vera said...

Good job. Welcome to the real Alaska. Beats California, doesn't it.

sunni said...

Congratulations Samantha!!!! You're
amazing!! And to David too!!!
I read about you in the morning paper in Portland, Oregon.
Cheers!! From a new fan and fellow adventurer!
D.Day

Sally said...

Congrats from a stranger in Houston who read your story this morning! Kudos to you both! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

The O'Tooles said...

We are from the Boston area. What an awesome feat! We admire your will. Have a safe return. Tom,Kerry,Dylan,Thomas & Remy

kimupnorth said...

I am in AUGH of you and your father! Read article on Google & ESPN news! You have written several adventure chapters in your Book of Life and you are only 18! You have many chapters to still write, i look forward to your next chapter! Good Luck with Stanford CALI Universities all the way!
Enjoy your MORE than 15 minutes of fame! Good Luck with the rest of your life!!!! ;) Kim, Oregon
BUT lived in CALI for ever and ever!

Julie said...

Hi Sam and David,

We hope you have gone through the Ice Fall for the last time and are safe at BC now!!

I thought you might like to know the media have finally picked up on your story! Lots of TV stations and newspapers have published your story in the last day including lots of domestic media all the way to Thailand, Iran and South Africa!

Congratulations!!!!

Julie

texassoccer said...

Way cool from a Texan who read online.

C.

laura said...

Samantha, I am so very proud of you and so happy for all your achievements! You were a talented and successful student and you are a talented and successful climber! I showed my sons Jake (4) and Dillon (5) your picture in the paper and your dad's picture (he helped with the delivery of both of my sons) and they were quite impressed. Dillon wanted to know "how a guy could help babies be born and be standing on a mountain at the same time??" We are proud of you....good luck on your return to base camp. Go girl go!

Mrs. (Geraci) Malloy
(your old teacher from Hughes)

marina said...

I just read about this amazing journey of yours in the LA Times. You are on top of the world. Nice Pictures. Be Safe and Congratulations!!

Vleeptron Dude said...

absolutely fantastic! congratulations! stanford will be a walk in the park for you! congrats to the whole team!

bob
northampton massachusetts

John said...

Awesome!

Catra said...

girl you rock! I hope to climb Everest in 2010.
Amazing, truly amazing.
Congrats.
Catra

Johnny said...

Just read your story in the LA times! Congratulations! You and your Dad are an inspiration!

Val said...

AWESOME Ms. Samantha!\\
I am a stranger who read about your record for being the youngest to reach the Mt. Everest summit. Congratulations for that feat and all your future endeavors.

J said...

Hello Samantha and David!

When I read your blog that you had made it to the top; I raised my hands as in triumph with you.

You and your father are an inspiration to us to fulfill our dreams.

I wish you both a safe and slow trip back down the mountain.

JJ
New England

john said...

Congrats!

Is there a Starbucks up there?

john said...

Congrats! Do they have a Starbucks up there?

john said...

Congrats! Do they have a Starbucks up there?

Sarah said...

Everest--Wow!!
What an amazing young woman!
Congratulations on accomplishing another fantastic feat. I read about you in the N.Y. Times and can't wait to share your story with my granddaughters-what a role model--4.4 and 7!!
Get home safe and enjoy.
Sarah

Louie said...

Saw the L.A. Times article this today on your trip. Congratulations from San Diego! I'm very excited for you!

Kraig K said...

Samantha and Dave:

LONG BEACH ROCKS!!! Congratulations on your outstanding achievement. Long Beach is proud of you and would like to recognize your accomplishment by having a celebratory reception for you and your family/friends at Smooth's Sports Grille (Downtown LB) upon your return. Please call John Morris at 562-896-1907 when you carefully get back to earth. You guys are awesome!!!

Daniel said...

I am so happy for you, im an an avid climber on the east coast and i hope one day to climb hgiher mountains

Wendy said...

I just read your story on MSNBC, congratulations. The story caught my eye because a friend of mine that I graduated high school with Dean Cardinale I think is one of your guides. Is he?

Thanks,
Wendy

Wendy said...

Congratulations. I jsut read your story on MSNBC. The story caught my eye because one of my friends that I graduated high school with might be leading your trip. His name is Dean Cardinale? Let me know.
Thanks,
Wendy

Galina said...

Dave, you are amazing father! And you, Samantha, is a very brave young woman! Congratulation! We had a speaker in my physiology class who already climbed Mt. Everest and he told us how difficult and challenging it is, what physiological changes occur in a human body when you at such a high elevation. Please, be safe! You have a lot more to achieve! Admirer.

Jarek Klimczak said...

Wow! Congratulations to both of you, Samantha and David.

Samantha must’ve been the first oboe player to mount the summit. Did you play some tunes up there?

After all continents’ peaks behind you, what now? If only Catalina could be counted as another continent, even we could join you for the adventure!

Have a safe trip home. See you in Long Beach.

Danuta and Jarek Klimczak

Steve C said...

Somehow I've found my way from a Pittsburgh news article to your blog -- CONGRATS, get down safely, and enjoy college!

Pepe Lepew said...
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glenmac said...

Congratulations Sam and Dave!!! It's beyond words what you have accomplished. Savor the experience.

We can't wait to see you and hear more about the adventure.

The MacLeods: Kathy, Glen, Anna & Tess

Marybeth said...

Congrats from Pittsburgh! We saw your story on foxnews.com which led us here.

AWESOME! WELL DONE!

Pepe Lepew said...
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Pepe Lepew said...

Ooops. The L.A. Times just printed a correction that a 17-year-old French boy climbed Everest in 1990. Samantha is still the youngest American to climb Everest and the youngest person to climb all Seven Summits.

Renee said...

AWESOME!!I have followed your website since you left Long Beach. I am a nurse that works with your dad and have met you briefly on a few occasions. Your accomplishment is unbelieveable, awesome. Have a safe trip down the mountain and home, then rest up... This is just the beginning of your fabulous life.

Renee Snyder

Debbie said...

Hi! I just read about your major accomplishment in Boston.com.

Congratulations to you and your Dad! And STAY SAFE!!!!

PS...A suggestion for your next father/daughter adventure:
Co-authors!!!!!! (I'll buy your book!!!)

Debbie from Massachusetts

Ernie said...

Congratulations! Very few people in this world accomplish such loft goals. Keep working hard and all you want will be yours. You are a true inspiration.
Ernie

Loren said...

Hey Sam!
Congratulations!
Your name was flying all around poly yesterday and mr. osman made a special announcement in 0 period for you.
I'll bet you miss good old 0 period at 6:45, no?

well, heartiest congratulations on the record, and have a safe trip down!

maybe see you @ arrowbear or poly sometime,
-Loren Mullen

Zoltan said...

Woooooo Hooooo - thin air is a rush but so is the warm sun and waves of So Cal. Safe Travels to all. Zoltan from Long Beach.

Poly French Department said...

Bravo! Nous sommes très fières de vous!
Mmes. Malis, Battigalli et Samuelson.

Alenre said...

Saw the L.A. Times article today on your trip. Congratulations from Mission Viejo, California! I'm very excited for you!

reeseman04 said...

Congratulations on this achievement. Welcome to the world's center stage :)

RoMo said...

Great job Samantha and Dad! What next.... no oxygen?

Andres said...

Congrats!!!

Mark Minnoch said...

Amazing story. I'm going to tell my 8 year old daughter about you! I'm praying for your safe return.

Mark in SLO

Jenna said...

Read about you in the Oregonian. What an amazing accomplishment at your age! You are an inspiration to all of us.

A reader from Oregon

Em said...

From another complete stranger: Samantha, WOW - this is truly amazing. What an achievement!! Thank you as well for writing so eloquently about your experience and sharing it with others. You've certainly inspired me - I'm 22 and certainly don't feel like I'm "too young" to go after goals like this anymore! - and I'm sure many others would say the same. Congratulations, and may you have good luck and happiness in all of your future endeavors! Namaste!

Angelocracy.com said...

Author Greg Anderson once said “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”


That is very true, but sometimes the destination is pretty freaking cool too.

Jacques said...

You are an amazing young women. I wish more kids can see what you have done. You have accomplished more in your 18 years than most will accomplish in a lifetime. I speak not only of your climbing, but also how well you have done in school. Keep up the good work!

Coexist said...

Congrats. Get down. Up is optional, down is mandatory.

Again...amazing.

Jharp
www.jasonharper.cc

Jason said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Samatha and David!!!! Be safe on the way down ... wow ...

Can't wait to hear/read more stories!!

Jason

Gaurav said...

Amazing stuff!!!

Just read an article about you on IHT and tried to facebook you -- but finding your blog is even better.

Inspiration personified.

Best,
Gaurav Monga

contact said...

way to go I was on AP website and it said in “Long Beach California youngest women to climb 7 summits” congratulates your a trooper what's amazing is you not like other young teenagers you grew up really quick and you take life by the horns and never let go WOW your inspiring when I saw your website I clicked the “about me page” that picture of you is stunning I didn't know you where so gorgeous WAY TOO GO!!!!!

Gabriel Husky Logan said...
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Ajit Mylavarapu said...

You are an amazing inspiration for us all. All the best on the way back. Godspeed.

Gabriel Husky Logan said...

I'm a pianist and your a what type of wind instrument do you play? anyway lets have a jam session when you come home.


P.s. I wonder what the budget was ;0 F.Y.I I found your story on my Wii it has a news channel your big time :) SWEET YOUR AMAZING SO IS YOUR FATHER I AGREE WITH THE OTHERS YOU SHOULD RIGHT A BOOK

Terry said...

God bless you. I'm using you in a sermon today: perseverance triumphs!
Terry Schultz preacher Chatham, VA

nick said...

hi Samantha! congrats on the climb. just wanted to let you know, I'm a writer for CNN International in Atlanta & we got a report about your climb to the top of Everest from KTLA back in Los Angeles. it's been airing to international audiences everywhere in the world during our World News broadcasts this weekend!

venice said...

A toast to you and your family and a wish that your educational pursuits parallel your climbing achievements. Thanks for expressing that Southern California spirit.

Karen said...

Congrats to you and your dad! I read your story in the Houston Chronicle. I blogged about it on my blog this morning.

Safe travels.

Karen said...

Saw a story on CNN about your climb. Congratulations on making the summit! Not many people can say they've done that, especially at your age. Good luck on the way back down.

Sierra Gal said...

Congratulations on this VERY HIGH achievement! When I was your age I never dreamed of doing anything like that...you are very fortunate to have a family and father who are so amazing! I read about your story in the LA Times.
Perhaps a book is in store now?!!!
Have a safe return!
Cheers from the Eastern Sierra!

Faye said...

Samantha! Congrats from Louisville, KY--home of another great woman athletic pioneer--Tori Murden. Keep scaling those peaks!

Arnie Moore said...

Samantha. I am an elementary substitute teacher in the San Fernando Valley. I have been following Mt. Everest since I was 8 years old, when it was first conquered. I use it every year when 4th graders have a unit on "survival". You are now, and evermore, in my lessons on the subject. Congrtulations.
One thing...do you have any words of advice, or about your experience you could share with some younk kids who will be listening with great interest?
Arnie Moore
Sherman Oaks

Hieu said...

Come on down safely and congratulations!!!! I just read about you on the CBS2 website and your story has inspired me to get out of the house away from the TV, :) I hope to read about your continuing adventures and good luck at Stanford! We are so proud of you! Can I adopt you as my little sister? Hehehe Take care now!

Di (not Dee) said...

Rock on, Sista! (Pun definitely intended).

DHughes said...

Samantha, We read that you've made it safely back to Base Camp....so very glad you and dad are safe. Take good care,
Debbie and Joe

brendadenise07 said...

Congratulations!!!! I just read about a young girl (you) from southern califonia just 17 has reached the top of Mount Everest...that is so cool once again congrats! and I wish you I safe trip down. Good Luck!!!!
-Brenda

Brewer said...

Climbing to the top of the world!!! Sounds great!!! Read about you on Google. Glad you and your father made it back down safely. You touched the sky above where eagles fly!!!

Brewer Shettles
Liquid Fusion (R)
Founder / Producer

Cathy Gale said...

Congratulations on your achievement! Looking forward to reading the book I hope you're writing about this. You go, girl!

Glenn said...

Bravo!

I just read about your amazing feat; you are nothing short of incredible. Your drive and determination will take you to great places and allow you to do great things.

Best wishes to you; I am sure I will see your name again and again while you get busy conquering other challenges in life. Go change the world!

aquatsr said...

awesome

Rylan said...

hey ... stanford alum here ... you will enjoy your time there. congrats on the journeys ... (good call deferring for a year) ... the time i spent traveling during school were some of my best memories and most formative experiences (lived w/ the Maya in the Yucatan peninsula for 6 months and volunteered in El Salvador for 9 months) ... keep reaching.

- rylan

Holly said...

How incredible for a father and daughter to have to have successfully climbed all that you have. I was moved by your story in the paper, some of us only get to dream what you both have accomplished. May your journeys continue with health and safety.

gillogly said...

Samantha... I was fascinated to hear of your exploits when I first got to Poly three years ago; and we're all very excited back there to be sure. Best wishes on a safe return and I look forward to the Climbing / Rock and Ice Larson issue! Wow, congratulations.

mr. gillogly

eman77 said...

Sam and David

Way to go! High 5 (or is 'high 7' more appropriate?)

The neighborhood is abuzz with warm wishes for you two. Kieran is in Emma's class, and your little sister has posted Naples School. She no doubt will be proud to see you return.

Ed Shackeroff

eman77 said...

Dave and Samantha

High 5 to you two! (Or would 'high 7' be more appropriate?)

The neighborhood is abuzz with praise for your successful and safe summit of Everest. There were several TV news vans here yesterday. The neighbors were glad it was some GOOD news.

Kieran is in Emma's class at Naples School. He has been as excited fo you as anyone.

Lookiing forward to your safe return.

Ed, Jin, Kieran, and Tia Shackeroff-Reiser

hopester said...

Hello Samantha,

First off, A Tremendous Congratulations to you and your Dad. My name is John Koncoli of Hope Services in the Bay Area of California. We assist about 3,ooo individuals with developmental disabilities. It would be an honor to have you come an give a presentation to some of our folks. We are only minutes from Stanford University. You would be a Great Inspiration to the folks we serve who are challenged with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism etc. and at the same time you would receive some pretty incredible Inspiration from them !! Please let me know if you would like to do this. It would be something that both you and our clients would not soon forget. You can reach me at 408-761-5156 or jkoncoli@hopeservices.org Look forward to hearing from you Samantha. Again Congratulations..... John

Susanne said...

and congratulations from one more perfect stranger! This is an absolutely awesome feat you and your dad have accomplished. I have been thinking about you guys ever since I read your story in the San Jose Mercury News yesterday!!!

怪盗披头三 said...

Great!!
Congratulations from China!!!
I read this news from a chinese news website
:)

1hotpepper said...

want to know when you are safe at a base camp. I read about you in the paper, and pray each day you are back to your family safe... tony

Ahsan said...

Congrats Samantha...u made Long Beach proud of Your achievements! may you climb thousand more mountainz..

Congrats once again!

Moe

fudged71 said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
Being almost 18 myself, I am amazed at how much you have achieved already. Absolutely amazing. Have fun on the way down... ad, well, BE SAFE !

HC said...

Well done Samantha, fantastic effort. Now lets see you do the 7 again but this time fund it yourself, then you can be proud.

Tim said...

i am so impressed by you because im 18 too and im workin on my summits slowly, but you are an inspiration.

gary said...

Congrats on the "Seven Summits" It is an amazing accomplishment! Your father must be an amazing person to give this to you. It will be something you will tell your grandchildren about someday...
Newvy
Melbourne Australia

Marc said...

Good Girl!!!
I read about ALL your accomplishments...YOU ROCK!!!

That's soooo cool that you climbed the seven summits with your Dad. I hope I can share such a wonderful connection with my newborn girl.

Have a safe trip home!

-Marc

Brewer said...

I think Samantha can stand very proud that she never gave into fear climbing 7 summits up as well as back down!!!

Congratulations Again!!!!!!!!

Brewer
Liquid Fusion (R)
www.liquidfusion.com

Wendy said...

WOW what an accomplishment. I'll be checking back to see what else you have to say about the whole experience.

Saw you on GMA which I watch from my home in Dubai....

deadfocus said...

CONGRATULATIONS...youre officially the coolest college freshman in the country :D !

Daryl Darko said...

How long will it be before you are ready to "run for president"? We need you! Stay safe and keep shooting high, ok?

Utkarshraj Atmaram said...

Fantastic achievement! Congratulations!

ya-watever said...

hey samantha ,,wish u the best
keep doin what ur doin
r u earnin anything for all this
i mean 7 summits ,comon ,someone should pay you something,,..i dono like a million bucks or somehting ,,call-up for donald trump for that ,,
anyways im a real big fan of yours honey ,i rele admire what ur doing,,im dodi,,im 22,,
and goodluck nxt year at stanford,,
if u have any time itll be great if u send me at
ya-watever@hotmail.com
stay healthy girl !!

Alexandru said...

This is so amazing! Congratulations!

Thanh Cung said...

Congratulations David & Samantha. You have made history! We have been following your progress at the hospital. Your story was mentioned at CAA's meeting yesterday. Thanh Cung

Arjun said...

Congratulations!! I dont know you personaly but your blog site is really interesting as your achievment....

arjun
kathmandu

Phil said...

Beyond the amazing physical feat, the determination and mental toughness will serve you well in life and beyond! Congrats on your accomplishment and knock'em dead on "The Farm." I would hate to be your freshman roomate! J/K. (from a guy who just read the LA Times article and a "Farm" alum)

pwax said...

Hi Samantha:
I am a friend of your Dad's. I am so proud of you both. I and am bragging at work about how I know you. Congratulations.

Best wishes for your safe return: Peter Waksman

Her Again said...

Hey there. My boyfriend just sent me an article about your summit. You are an inspiration! Great job!

bngguy said...

That's an awesome feat to achieve at 18,hope i could meet u some day.

Av

Stuart Islanders said...

this is Michael from Stuart Island (the Woodards) I,m In a little town in Alaska turn on the news and there you are congrats hope to see you on the island. Its sure a small world

Jessely said...

AMAZING!!!!

Jessely said...

AMAZING!!!! You're my hero!!!

cindy said...

well, let me be the 132th person to say awesome and congrats. we will be holding our collective breath in topanga until you are both safely home sipping champagne with us all. can you bring home a snowball for lizzie?
love,
cindy

cindy said...

well, let me be the 130th person to say awesome and congrats. we will be holding our breath in topanga until you are both safely home sipping champagne with us all. can you bring home a snowball for lizzie?
love,
cindy

lotis said...

so great an achievement. congrats.

Josie said...

We are so thrilled for you both. Get home quickly and safely and open the bubbly, so that we can relax!
Big Hug,
Josie, Des, Boris, Max & Connor

huo c j said...

Meegwetch, well done !

Borja said...

Congratulations from a spanish climber!
I,m already 33, but because of your summit I´ve realized that, well, why not keep dreaming?
Hope you two go down safe and go on your mountains adventure

Greg said...

wow.. what a use for Blogger.. congrats to you all..

Greg
www.denvertvguy.com

Weight Master said...

Congrats. Hope your doing well now.

HunterOfDreams said...

oh dear god...
if it is true...

well then...CONGRATS AND YES don't hurry in gettin down..;)
we don't want another movie with everest victims..:D

JUST KIDDIN!!!
btw...AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Bhutan Guide said...

Hi Samantha,

Tashi Delek & Kuzuzangpola from Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan! Congratulations and Many Greetings.
You worked very hard and accomplished your life time goal and your parents should be very proud of you, I m so happy for you that you climbed Mt. Everest. Visit Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan one day, may be we can climb some mountains here too. Check out more about Bhutan on www.bhutanmajestictravel.com.

Take Care and Safe Flight back home.

Sincerely Your Fan from Bhutan,

Namgay Dorji
Founder/Managing Director
Bhutan Majestic Travel
Kingdom of Bhutan

Gina said...

Samantha, The hugest congratulations from a fellow Long Beacher who heard about your accomplishment on NPR!!! You made us proud, girl!

David said...

Congratulations! That is awesome.

Renegade said...

Congrats on accomplishing what most can only dream of!

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James said...

18 and you've climbed Everest. Can we expect the moon by 25?

You are amazing. Congrats from an awed and inspired recent college grad.

pacchai milagai said...

Congratulations to you and your Dad on your bravery and determination!

Will said...

Congrats, stranger!

flower child said...

I think u guys are AMAZING!

jencris said...

Félicitations Samantha ! Aussi jeune et aussi haut, c'est tellement chouette. Puissiez vous maintenant cet ascension réalisée, suivre votre pente, pourvu qu'elle monte. (;-))
D'un frenchie qui vous a découvert par hasard.
Jencriss , France.

kanakan said...

Congrats on achieving your goal..
Patience pays !!! Its amazing achievments like this that makes one believe that anything is possible.

david said...

congratulations!

amberdawn said...

Wow you did it. Take care coming down though.
Absolutely thrilled for you.

love Karen, Cara and Carig

Alex said...

Congratulations! I'm watching a news story about you on KCAL 9 right now. You're sort of a celebrity...

JT said...
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JT said...

Namaste Samantha,

Good for you girl! What an epic accomplishment for you and your father. My wife and I were in Basecamp in May of 2001, we're both very jealous of you at the moment! All the best on your descent and enjoy the moment..Looking forward to more pics.

jt

Studenciak said...

Next time take some pictures up there - some people who are sitting all the time in work or home would like to see how is up there :)

madmax said...

Samantha! You don't know me but I am just amazed that you went to the top of Everest! To have that much courage, stength and faith is so awsome. You are a huge inspiration to myself and I'm sure many others. I admire you so much! Glad you're well and safe :) Steve

maddison said...

Great that there are people like you out there making the most of life, thinking about what you've done might stop me moaning so much, take care. Maddison

your teacher said...

What an awesome accomplishment of all that you are.

The best of luck to you and all others on the summit this year!!!!

Syslfrog said...

Congratulations on your successful climb, you are an inspiration!

julie teal said...

We love you Sam, and we are soo proud of you! David...you da man!
We can't wait to see you and hear about your adventure! We saw you on CBS!! Ted is certainly a proud brother! Come home safely!
Julie and Tom

California Bob said...

Keep on keeping on, Samantha -- now onto Stanford and bigger and better things to come!

Bob Aronoff
Adventurers Club of Los Angeles

Squamer said...

wow. you have probably just completed on of the craziest things that a human being could ever do, props for that.

Michaelangeloh said...

Ummm , ok uh BRRRRRRRrrrrrrrr.Because it was there? Probably a personal accomplishment, pat self on back, you survived.Me?Im a ground squirrel.The fishins better and I can do without winter of any kind.Id say if you wanna join the really hard to do then walk across an ocean underwater.I guess thats all thats left.Other than lava swimming.

tzahlten said...

Samantha and David,
Congratulations on a HUGE!!!!!!!!!! accomplishment. I am just thrilled for you guys.
All my best,
Tom Z.

Big Al said...

Congratulations!

Big Al from San Jose

Maila_Dai said...

Congrats Samantha

Great Job

Hope to see you in Kathmandu.

I would like to interview you for my newspaper The Himalayan Times

Mr. Ellis said...

Wow, I just heard about your adventure on the news.

Congratulations! You and your team are all over the TV and I would imagine that you will be in the print media fist thing tomorrow.

Good Luck on your decent.

I'm a 8th grade teacher in Ontario, Canada and I'm going to get my class to read your blog at school tomorrow. What a read!

Alvaro Ilustrador said...

Muy interesante...
Visitenme en
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Alvaro Ilustrador said...

Muy interesante...
Visitenme en
www.ilustrador.tk

writermum said...

What a fantastic achievement - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

Michael Nakata said...

Samantha and Dave, Congratulations on your success! Heard about it on the news the other night. Glad you are all safe.

ipanema said...

I came in through Blogger. Your's is Blog of Notes for today.

Congratulations for reaching the summit of the Chumulungma! Be safe!

Jack said...

YES!
It's definitely blog of the day!

Congratulation! be save!

Jack

ram bhargava said...

you are my idol. How much it cost to reach on top of the world

Øyvind Skjegstad said...

Very well done go safe

Sam said...

Congrats! Tears in my eyes!
sam nainoa

Sam said...

Congrats! Tears in my eyes!
sam nainoa

DaveY said...

What an accomplishment for both of you!!! A safe journey home.

Jill said...

Congrats

Neal said...

From one seven summitter to another, congratulations! Enjoy the flurry of activity that will certainly keep you busy for months to come. I thought I was young when I did it, but you make me feel like an old man. :-)

Neal
7Summitter

B1EX said...

WOW really great achievement Congratulations

Phil Myglass said...

Congratulations! I hope you will be safe on your way back down.

Nocturne's Nest said...

Whoa
How does it feel when world seems to be so small from the top?

amoretto said...

Just to let you know that you people are such an inspiration to someone living in Singapore. Do come back safely.

Wishing you people all the best!!!

jyanmara said...

Dear all,
great to know you all chose to scale Mt Everest.
I'm a journalisist based in Kathmandu.
Enjoy mountaineering.

Jyanmara

Marshmallow26 said...

Hello Samantha,

I saw your story on abc News this morning, I am an Iraqi girl living in the war zone in Iraq, I admired what you have done up on the summit of Everest...I wish that Iraqi teenagers get the chance one day to improve their skills and hobbies instead of hiding inside their houses, listening to the sound of bombs and being witnesses for every - day- blood bath scene...

You are now the first teenager who claims the Everest! WOW!! your name will hit the history...watch!

God bless you

Marsho from Iraq

Luca said...

you are very very high nice, strong girl..ehmm excuse me woman...I admire you.

Ciao Luca
http://web.tiscali.it/luca.manca

Chinelas said...

CONGRATS SUPERB!

TKSF said...

AWESOME! You'll love hiking in the hills of Marin County. It's not Everest but it's beautiful hiking, just north of San Francisco.

Much warmer too, I'm sure.

You've done more in 18 years than many have in twice as long. Keep up the pace. Life is short.

maged_giza said...

Congratulations, Good Luck

Gledwood said...

Hi - Massive Congratulations - This is amazing!! Guess how I found this? I was logging in and blogger flashed up a couple of "blogs of note" - yours appeared. I put you straight on my links & will plug you tonight. Well done!!

Gledwood
"Gledwood Vol 2"

zany said...

Congrats! Congrats! bravo!!

you must find time to tour rest of Nepal .... it would be as thrilling ....

ktm

BlackBerry said...

This is great news! Keep on!
Home Opportunities

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MARIETTA MONTERO said...

Congratulations from Peru. There are besutiful mountains here that you can climb.
When are you going to post the pictures?
Marietta

Amy-leigh said...

Congratulations Samantha & Dave!!

Just came across your blog, and wish we had access to your full story. Please scan in all your articles that seem to be appearing in your local newpapers and post them on this blog when you arrive home safely.

You are an inspiration to all of us that hope to just reach basecamp.

Anyone can dream, but it takes a special person to realise those wishes.

Amy Pedder, London, UK

der K said...

That is really COOL!

Marcia said...

I found you on Blogs of Note.

Congratulations on your achievement first of all, and then on making history! That is awesome!

Blessings from South Africa
Marcia Francois
http://takechargeofyourlife.blogspot.com

John said...

Congratulations Samantha!

You're an inspiration. Makes my 'adventure' of traveling around Spain on a motorbike pale into insignificance. I would now like to climb the highest mountain in Spain, Mt. Mulhacén (3482 m/11,424 ft). This is nothing compared to your conquests, but could be a good start.
Can you recommend a website or book where I can found out what's required for such a climb.

You're a heroin!

Good luck for the descent,
John

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