I never held a life-long ambition to climb Mount Everest, nor was I particularly sporty. Yet somehow, my enjoyment of hiking led to bigger and bigger mountain hikes, which eventually led to me trudging my way into Everest Base Camp – with the intention to climb to the summit!
It seemed like a good idea a year earlier when I announced this goal. But now I couldn’t help thinking… What on earth was I doing? What was I thinking? Everest is not a game – hundreds of people have lost their lives here! Don’t get me wrong, I was prepared with many other climbs and thousands of hours of training under my belt, but still my mind kept going to, “this is different, this is Everest!”[Read More…]