Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dream Realized -- (journal entry) September 21, 2010


Say what you want. Today is MY DAY.

As it looks like...

Is going to...

to climb...


and (and watch the sun rise from)...

and hopefully hold...

and maybe try to change...

> From: Laura Hartstone
> Date: September 20, 2010 11:38:01 PM PDT
> To:
> Cc: Jo Paulson , Cathy Dean , Chloe Chick , Chloe Chick
> Subject: 2012 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Challenge
> Reply-To:

Dear 3P3W applicants,
We have copied 13 of you onto this email. After watching/reading your applications, we have come to find out that none of you have a career in mountaineering, but we would like to invite all thirteen of you to be climbers on the 2012 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Challenge!
Every year we eagerly send out the application forms and with much anxiety read through the submitted ones hoping to find a team that matches everything we are looking for. We hope to find a group that will carry on the 3 Peaks vision not only with great dedication but with a passion that will inspire people across the globe. We aim to select a diverse group that comes from a variety of backgrounds but yet has a cohesiveness that will carry them to the top of each mountain.
For these reasons, and several others, you have all been selected to take part in the 5th annual 3P3W challenge. Because we had so many strong applicants and such a difficult decision we opted to choose 13 for the team, rather than 12. We are excited to have you all on board and look forward to the year ahead!

2012 3 Peaks TEAM
1 Olivia Toye UK
2 Agnes Margot CH
3 Lyndall Hord AUS
4 Christie Stubbins AUS
5 Vanessa Gerrard DE
6 Sarah Baker USA
7 Marjorie Webb USA
8 Kacey Barron USA
9 Katie Tenney USA
10 Stephanie Hathaway USA
11 Melissa Uribe USA
12 Kate Bennett AUS
13 Camilla Liou USA
To accept your spot on the team, you will need to do a couple things:
1. Email me to let me you are on board and include your post address.
2. Pay an acceptance fee in two weeks time. Please stay posted for details on how to go about this.
3. Post a 30 second video to youtube introducing yourself to the team (please send the link out to everyone!). This is the first year we would like to incorporate these video introductions but we feel it will be a great way for you each to see who else is on the team.
Lastly, we will send you a 3 Peaks 3 Weeks film in the coming days so that you can use in your fundraising activities. Extra copies can be sent to you at $5 USD per copy - please let me know if you would like any additional copies. 3x3 Tshirts can be purchased directly on our site if you want one. All of our items are shipped from Arizona – so if you order anything – all of it will come in the same package.
We will start scheduling conference calls soon to keep everyone informed and answers questions/etc. I am sure you will have many. Please feel free to start fundraising and we will be in touch soon to discuss how to deposit the funds etc. It's going to take some time to get all of this out to you - so please bear with us and feel free to send me questions via email in the meantime.

While things slowly start to get rolling, it is a good idea to examine our website in full and the websites of our partner organisations. It will help you greatly in the coming months to know this information and be able to speak about it without hesitation. This is your homework!
Again, a very warm welcome to the team, and lots to come!


Laura C. Hartstone | p: + 255 783 000 431 | e: