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[Latest!] Friday Progress Report – Day 4

Friday Night at Camp VI   Donations to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation have been pouring in!!   Since the 2900 Challenge began only 2 days ago,there have been $1530 raised as of Friday morning.   With Stone Garden’s generous matching program, that is $3060 added and Trina hasn’t even finished the climb yet!  

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Thursday Progress Report – Day 3

Thursday Night at Camp IV (see the map below). Trina sent some video from Camp IV where she is spending the night.  This is a little more than half way but the second half is more vertical and more technical causing slower progress. 40% change of rain tomorrow morning, so they may have to wait

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Wednesday Progress Report – Day 2

Wednesday Night – Dolt Tower Tuesday night was spend on Sickle Ledge.  Wednesday was a good day of climbing up Stoveleg Cracks to the ledge at Dolt Tower.  This is a good flat spot to spend Wednesday night, although only large enough for one party. (11 pitches so far).   Trina had an early morning surprise

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Tuesday Progress Report – Day 1

Tuesday Night on Sickle Ledge Trina and Mark (her guide) got on the climb at 7am today.  By 9am they had made it to Sickle Ledge (see the map) and caught up to two slower parties.  The other parties planned to sleep on the next significant ledge called Dolt Tower, which is where Mark & Trina

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Trina has arrived in Yosemite

6/5/17 Trina arrived last night in Yosemite National Park and spent the day today sorting gear and preparing for an early start tomorrow morning. Her guide mark and herself we’ll meet at 5:30 a.m. For the 30 minute hike in and begin to climb. Yosemite is abuzz with the news of Alex Honnold completing The

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Saturday Trip Report – Summit – Day 5

Today was the Summit Day, Trina topped out!  She “Sent The Nose”.  The tradition is to touch the lonely tree at the top to end the climb.   She did incredible today, it was not an easy ending.  The last pitch was the most technical and challenging of the entire climb.  It was severely overhanging

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2900 Challenge

    If $29 is too much please consider a donation for any amount you can afford.  All donations will be matched by Stone Gardens up to $10,000.

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7 weeks to Yosemite!

7 Weeks to the climb and I am feeling good!

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The backstory of Trina’s struggle with colitis

“Fortunately I have a team of doctors that Never Give Up!” Trina shares her story of her struggle with colitis since teenage years that she would not let define or limit her, as she rises above it to live out her aspirations of climbing big walls!

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Here we go again!

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  When the famous English mountaineer George Mallory was asked “why do you climb?” he retorted “Because it’s there”, possibly the most quoted 3 words in mountaineering.  It is not a question asked of every athlete but we ask to climbers as if to question their sanity or responsibility. For me the answer is intricately entwined

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Climb On !

    Last September I attempted to climb The Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite.  After the second night on the wall, and about 1/3 of the way to the top, my guide Miranda Oakley  and I were forced to retreat due to weather and logistical problems.  Although we retreated, I didn’t consider it a

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Thank You

Dear Friends, Family, Patients and Stone Gardens, From the start, I had 3 goals in mind for Climb to Cure Crohn’s & Colitis (C4now.org)   Raise awareness about IBD. Raise money for research through the CCFA Climb The Leaning Tower   When I first dreamed up this project, I realized it could only happen if

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Integrative Medicine

Ellesmere Island, 1987 My father, Brother, Blair and myself (note hiking in Acid-Wash jeans; wow, cool !)   Integrative Medicine   I believe in Integrative Medicine. I have to. It has taken a combined effort to get me where I am today.   From as young as I can remember, my father traveled to the

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What Did Your Mom Say ?

  Thank you for your Partnership Stone Gardens What did your mom say ?   Preparing for a Big Wall, particularly when you have a health care issue inevitably leads to many questions, but one of the most common is “What did your mom say?”   Having a severe disease at a young age leads

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One Breath at a Time

Facebook Website Thank you Stone Gardens for your partnership. One Breath at a time.Dear Family, Friends and Patients,Raising money for research means so much to me.  Thank you for your support without which this could not be a success.  To truly beat this disease, we need to find a CURE. When I was first diagnosed

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Support from the 36th Fighter Squadron: F-16 fighter pilots !

This weekend I received an email and donation from Brian of the 36th Fighter Squadron in South Korea. He flies F-16 Jets in the air force. How COOL Is that ? When you check out their video you will see just how cool these guys are see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEN7VklmtUY

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Press Release Link

Press Release: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-577279.htm    

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What is Your Everest ?

Thanks to Stone Gardens for helping me to reach the Summit. Dear Friends, Family and Patients, Thank-you for the outpouring of both financial and emotional support.  It truly means so much to me to feel the push behind me.  I train every day for Yosemite and even on the early mornings, thinking of all of

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Alex Honnold

This is the definition of Awe-Inspiring: http://www.nytimes.com/…/the-heart-stopping-climbs-of-alex-… # The Heart-Stopping Climbs of Alex Honnold The master of climbing without ropes spends his life cheating death. nytimes.com|By Daniel Duane

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CBS news article: 11 Things Not to say to a person with Crohn’s & Colitis

This was posted on CBS news page and I think it’s great ! 11 Things not to say to a person with IBD: 1. You don’t look sick 2. I know what you’re going through 3. You’ve lost weight. You look great ! 4. Come on try a bite. 5. You’re so lucky you can

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CCFA supported research

Dear Patient with IBD, Families affected by IBD and Practitioners treating IBD. As you may know, I’m working to raise money for IBD research through the CCFA. My agreement with the CCFA is that I will choose the research project that the money will be dedicated to. Please help me by writing some of your

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Dr.David Suskind: Seattle Children’s Hospital speaks on the SCD diet

What is the one question EVERY patient with IBD will ask ? Doctor what can I do with my diet ? Over the years, this has been the obvious question by patients and probably a bit of a nuisance to gastroenterologists. Studying diet is inherently difficult as it is very hard to get strict adherence

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It Takes Team-Work

Dear Friends, Family and Patients, Thank you for your amazing support of the CCFA on behalf of my climb.  The response over the last month has been incredible.  Raising money to sponsor research means so much to me and in turn I am touched by your support of this fundraising drive. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s

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Libby Sauter: Women’s El Cap Speed Record: Facebook Post

Libby Sauter: “Everyone has their own reasons for loving to climb. I especially enjoy watching people endeavoring to achieve something beyond just the usual (but still awesome) ‘summit fever’! Makes me think twice before saying, “I’d love to BUT…” Good luck Trina Seligman”   Why I Climb? | C4Now.org

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Team Work at Stone Gardens

15 weeks to Yosemite ! Holding on for a CURE ! Can you help ?? Donate or SHARE to find a cure. Training includes: 4 days a week of climbing, 1 day of jumaring, 2-3 days a week of weights and 1 hike with my weight vest. The climb includes a steep approach with a

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Jugging at Stone Gardens

Jugging at Stone Gardens. Thanks Jimmy for meeting me so early in the morning to train on overhangs. 16 weeks to Yosemite…… PLEASE DONATE OR SHARE to help find a CURE for IBD. Thanks Ionescu Photography for the photos.

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For Canadian Donors

Reference: www.globalgiving.org/canadian_donation.html   Tax Deductibility for Canadian Citizens Only under limited circumstances can a Canadian take a deduction for a contribution to a U.S. charity. There is currently a Canada/US treaty that provides for deductibility for Canadians making contributions to U.S.-based organizations. In general, a Canadian may take a deduction on their Canadian income tax

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Dr.Pottinger; infectious disease. The immunocompromised patient.

For those who have IBD, or For those who care for someone with IBD. We are in the height of cold and flu season, as well as an outbreak of measles and pertussis so there has been a lot of chatter on the newsgroups about staying healthy and vaccinations. This is of particular concern for

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Seahawks lose the SuperBowl. Russell Wilson’s still a Champion.

“Any day you’re not in the hospital is a good one.” You can quote me on that. As I sat here feeling bad for our Seahawks and wondering how they were doing the day after I realized there was a bigger picture. How was it that Russell Wilson was able within minutes to congratulate Tom

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Never, Never, Never Give Up

To my friends & family who continue to support my cause: Never Give Up. To my doctors (Paul Pottinger, James Lord and Josh Benditt): Never Give UP. To the researchers studying IBD: Never Give Up. To the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow: Never Give Up. and to all the patients with IBD: Never, Never, Never Give Up

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Big Wall Climbing

Climbing a Big Wall. There are different styles of climbing: bouldering, top-roping, Sport, free-climbing (“Trad” or traditional), free-soloing, Speed and Aid climbing. No wonder everyone was confused when they were watching Caldwell and Jorgeson Free Climb the Dawn wall. The Leaning Tower, although not the highest climb, is highly technical due to it’s continuous overhang.

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Another reason we need a cure

Chayla spoke in Napa, where we ran a half-marathon to benefit the CCFA. It is amazing how quickly this disease can knock you down from strength and endurance to a bed. She’s an amazing young woman ! It is because of stories like this that I feel so strongly about finding a CURE. Chayla –I

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19 weeks to Yosemite

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19 weeks to Yosemite

19 weeks to Yosemite. Training hard. Jimmy at Stone Gardens helped a lot this (early) morning with overhangs. Thanks !

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Getting Ready ….

Hi Friends, just giving you an update on getting ready for “fundraising season”. First met with the CCFA to pitch the idea of a climb for charity. They loved it : whoop whoop ! Met with Dr.Lord at Benaroya Research Institute to learn more about the incredible research he is doing. Wow, what dedication !

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