It made me feel good to hear that. I was heading to the seventh grade and wanted a part of something.
I wish you'd stay home and just be a kid.
I think the mountain has brought some of the man out of you.
I didn't join cross country to do the races, since I'm one of the slowest anyway. I don't like being under pressure. I just joined to get better at running. Through running at home and with dad helping me, I got faster and more in front of the 50 kids.
I knew what rappelling was, but I have never done it before, but I was looking forward to trying.
Everest is going to be the most challenging, and Vinson's is the hardest one to get to. How about Carstensz?
...You'll have to learn how to rappel. We'll come up with a new training regimen.
Karen had said we can't use the road to get there. So, we either use a helicopter and fly over the mine, or hike through the muddy forests. I chose the helicopter, but I wouldn't be surprised if dad and Karen wanted to hike.
The mountain is harder to get to than to climb. It's near the Grasberg mine and is in the middle of the jungle!
I felt bad for the people, but dad then thought that we could reschedule when they allow us to.
We just spent all that money on nonrefundable tickets?
Not exactly. I read the fine print on the tickets and an act of terrorism is an exception.
So, there was a horrible terrorist bombing in several hotels in Jakarta.
I trained with Dad for this mountain. I built up my upper-body strength. Yet, still, I'm only thirteen, and the mountain is unforgiving.
I'm going to climb this mountain for Kushan and the Bhandari's.