October 14, 2010
I'm happy to report that our team achieved our goal! All eleven soldiers made it to high camp, however, three elected to make that their summit. The remaining eight soldiers—Steve Baskis, Chad Butrick, Aaron Isaacson, Chad Jukes, Nicolette Maroulis, Justin Moore, Matt Nyman, and Dan Sidles—aided by our team of climbers and Sherpas reached the top of Lobuche on Thursday. It was a long, hard day and we're all exhausted yet elated. We will make our way down to Base Camp in the morning and give you more details. The entire team really pulled together to make this challenge a huge success.