Mt. Elbrus, Republic of Russia
August 15, 1992
First Deaf person to ascend this summit.
From a hut at an altitude of 13,500 feet, Heidi left at 3:30 a.m. on August 15, 1992, to begin her ascent. It took her nine hours to reach the top. As she waited for the other three climbers, Heidi took in the beautiful view of Elbrus and the adjoining mountains. After resting for 45 minutes, she took three hours and half to reach the base. Physically and mentally exhausted, Heidi basked in the knowledge that she had become the first Deaf person to reach the top of Mt. Elbrus.