Sophie Denis, the French girl and investment banker who many of you met at the Annual Dinner in November, is attempting to do Five Eight Thousand Meter Peaks this year. Only a few days after climbing Cho Oyu, without oxygen and in great style, Sophie headed to Everest Base Camp, with Lhotse as her objective. (She climbed Everest a couple of years ago) Here is the link to her website:
Meanwhile, Holly Mauro, another refugee from the banking world who quit a great job to go climbing, just reported doing her first on-sight 5:11 trad lead in the Red Rocks. Her motto (from George Eliot) is: "You're never too late to become the person you always wanted to become."
You can follow her exploits ("Camp Four Diaries") as well as Sophie's on the NY Section blog: www.nysaac.blogspot.com. Check it from time to time for news of forthcoming events.
Congratulations and good luck to both of our ladies as they fulfill their dreams.