Monday, March 28, 2011

Photo Album Available!

The Climb is over, but Row's cause remains - make Summer Camp possible for the blind and visually impaired children of Belize! Continue giving your support!

View photos of Row and Joe's adventure Climbing Victoria Peak on BCVI's Facebook Page!

Summited Victoria Peak!

Twelve-year-old Rowan Garel is not only the youngest person to have ever climbed to the top of Victoria Peak, he is also the only person with any type of disability to have accomplished this feat. On Sunday morning at approximately 9:30, Rowan and his father Joe arrived back at the base of the mountain, exhausted to say the least! They were greeted by their family and friends for a welcome back picnic and returned to Belize City before nightfall. 

Rowan will be updating this blog, in the days to come, on just how exciting his journey was. So visit us again soon! In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of their arrival...

Rowan, Joe and their guides as the return to the base after their 3-day journey.

Row and Joe hydrating at the Welcome Back Picnic.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Climbing Victoria Peak. Blind.

Rowan and Joe made it to Kilometer 19 yesterday at around 4:30pm and called the family with an update:

Rowan is tired from the full day of hiking, but still excited. He is surrounded by the sounds of macaws and keeled billed toucans and a bunch of other birds. He is practically in Rowan heaven! If all goes as planned today, they will reach the top of Victoria Peak!

Below are some photos that the group took as they accompanied Joe and Row to the 4KM mark.

The OFFICIAL AIRLINE of the Climbing Ambassadors for Sight

The walk begins

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Keep Climbing"

BCVI announces DELTA AIRLINES as the OFFICIAL AIRLINE of Rowan and the Climbing Ambassadors for Sight!  "Keep Climbing" with Delta Airlines flying daily from Belize through the Olympic City of Atlanta to approximately 50 cities in the USA and 350 destinations worldwide.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"...feel like marshmallows"

We are at the end of the training and now it's time to relax and rest until we leave on Wed to start the climb on Thurs. I would like to thank all of you who have followed me on the blog, sent comments and also wholeheartedly to you all for your generous donations. I feel tremendous support and am looking forward to the climb. Hoping to meet you all at the Welcome Back Picnic at The Cockscomb Basin! Thanks again so much!
"I won't lie, when I'm done my legs feel like marshmallows!" Rowan on his stair training.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Open Your Eyes!

Catch Rowan and Joe on Channel 5's Morning Show, "Open Your Eyes" 
at 6:30am on Friday March 18th! 

Rowan and Joe's first appearance on "OYE"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I put my new boots on...

This weekend I hiked my first hill with the backpack and my new hiking boots. The boots were much more comfortable than I expected and the hike was easier than I thought it would be. The hardest part was going up, but going down was very easy. Thanks for following my training!

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