Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pinay Mother first Asean to traverse Mt. Everest!

Mabuhay ang Pinay! Congratulations to Janet Belarmino, Noelle Wenceslao, Carina Dayondon for being the first Asean women to ever traverse Mt. Everest from Tibet to Nepal. See their story posted on Mt.Everest.net.

Sobra talaga ako natuwa at napuno ng pag-asa na maka akyat pa uli sa mga pangarap ko na mga bundok ( I was filled with hope that I might be able to climb my dream mountains). I was so inspired by these women specially Janet Belarmino who is also a mother.

This news I got from Kaya ng Pinay. The complete story from

The first Filipino women to reach the summit of Mount Everest set another world record Friday by becoming the first women to traverse the two main routes to the world's highest mountain.

Noelle Wenceslao, Carina Dayondon and Janet Belarmino reached Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Nepal before 6 p.m. Manila time where they were welcomed by the Philippine support group.

Belarmino sobbed as she recounted the ordeal of climbing the mountain months after she gave birth to her first baby.

"Napakahirap kaya masaya ako na makakabalik na kami…. medyo pagod lang kasi mahaba ang trek namin pero OK lang kami. [Wala kaming] sakit. Wala namang problema (It was very difficult that is why I'm glad that we can now come back… it was tiring because the trail was quite long but we’re OK. We are not sick. There have been no problems)," she told radio DZMM.

Belarmino said that her feat also showed that motherhood does not prevent anyone from pursuing her dreams.

"Iyon din mensahe ko sa mga ina na tulad ko. Ang mga pangarap namin ay hindi natutulog sa apat na sulok ng kwarto. Iyong mga panaginip natin bilang ina, kailangan natin ipakita sa buong mundo na kaya din natin (It's also my message to mothers like me. Our dreams are not confined in four corners of the room. Let’s show the whole world that we can also do it)," she added.


Senor Enrique said...

Undoubtedly a tremendous and inspiring accomplishment!


Sidney said...

Something to be proud!
It is nice that they went as a team and not as competitors unlike their male counterparts last year.

I have mixed feeling about the mother. I think your child is more important than your dreams!

Daisy said...

Very interesting comment about the male counterpart :)

Definitely your child is more important than anything else.

When my baby was born, I believe everything became second in priority. I cannot explain the immense responsibility and overflowing love, but I know every mother/father knows this.

I guess what she is trying to say is that we do not have to let go of our own dreams when we become mothers. It doesn't mean that it is more important.