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Want to hear the real story of our engagement? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I knew I wanted to propose on the summit of Cho Oyu, but when I got sick at advanced base camp, I thought there was no way I would summit. We hiked down to basecamp, and when I felt good enough to get out of my tent, I decided I needed to propose, in case my time in Tibet was over. Rob and I took a short hike to a vista draped in prayer flags, with Cho Oyu in the background. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I had asked for permission to marry @rob.lea from his mom before we left for Tibet. I said, I know it’s untraditional for the woman to ask, to which she said, “No, it’s the family tradition. I proposed to Jim, Rob's dad.” That's when I knew I had to do this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀So at the vista, I got down on one knee, popped the question, and he said yes! We agreed to keep it secret, in case I could attempt the summit. I think that gave me the energy I needed to recover and try again. It was a huge boost, and after another day of rest, we went back up the mountain together, with love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
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