Day 13 - (Push To The Summit)

Hi it’s Heather here on Day 14 of the expedition - Summit Day


It’s 2am (5am UK time)and we’re just setting off from Tejos Refuge at 5837m on a gruelling climb to the summit of the world’s highest volcano at 6893m. We are expecting  temperatures of -25 degrees so have set off pretty much wearing everything we have brought - 3 pairs of trousers, 6 layers on our top half, high altitude double mountaineering boots, 4 pairs of gloves and our harness (not too sure how we’re going to go to the toilet😂). The sky is absolutely stunning with the Milky Way clearly visible and shooting stars lighting the way.

We are setting out in the following order: Eduardo, Holly, Dawn, Lisa, Cat, Heather, Mario, Chino, Anna, Kez, Kate, Nic, Lins, Nico. We are really missing Paula and Etta and the team doesn’t feel complete without them but we can’t wait to be reunited once this volcano is cracked.

Our team is going to have to push itself to new limits but we have such a strong bond and incredible guides from Chile Montana that I’m confident we can do it - see you on the other side 👊💪🏻🌋 x

The FWC team are doing this to show what can be achieved when a group of forces wives work together as a team and also to raise money for the Royal British Legion who work tirelessly to support forces families. They would be so happy if you could support them by donating here