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Anyone else confirmed for High Passes of Everest yet?

Anonymous
Sun, 01/23/2011 - 17:34

I have booked onto this trip recently and getting pretty excited at the prospect now, would be good to say hi to anyone else who is coming along or who haqs done it before.

 Also having read the trip notes I am torn between what boots to take with me and certainly don't intend to take two, I have a pretty sturdy pair of scarpa rangers and some rigid scarpa mantas that are great with crampons but bit clunky for general trekking, anyone any suggestions? Or what footwear are you all planning on taking?

 Catch you soon

 Steoh

Anonymous
Sun, 02/13/2011 - 11:01

i have registerd  for the trip , flying from my home in australia, i'm excited but also a lttle nervous about what to expect.

 

cheers

Dean

 

Anonymous

Hi Deano,

 Good to hear from you. Thats some lenthy flying for you then, hope you have some time in the UK to recover before jumping on the flight to nepal? I was in Oz last sept for a while and the flight home was a killer for me (prob not helped by end of holiday blues)

Have you done much trekking or climbing at altitude before?

Cheers

Steph

Anonymous
Sun, 02/13/2011 - 16:32

Hmm just re read that mail and guess you are not flying via UK from Oz to Nepal, as you may have noticed geography is not my strong point.... haha

 Steph

Anonymous
Sun, 02/13/2011 - 21:54

in answer I have not done a lot of trekking or altitude " hence the nervousness !! ) I have been a runner /jogger for many years (too many years ) and have completed several marathons and triathlons etc and was hoping that my little bit of fitness would hold me in stead . I had a couple of freinds that went to Nepal last year and reccomended this trip.Anyway hopefully it will be an experience to remember (no doubt it will be )

 

cheers Dean

Anonymous
Mon, 02/14/2011 - 08:49

I haven't done anything similar for a few years now and have got a little slack on the fitness front in the last year but hopefully can make a bit of a dent in that before the off, looking forward to it very much though.

See you soon

Steph

Anonymous
Mon, 02/14/2011 - 11:47

Heh Steph

Cheers for the reply . I have been reading , listening , watching etc all I can .Off to Perth next weekend to buy my warm gear etc . I am quite a nervous flyer , not that I tend to let it stop me travelling  . At least now  I'm not concerned with the flying just the 18 days when i get there !!! .

I live in quite a flat farming area in WA and am looking for some steep ascents , I'm off to the stirling ranges this weekend , so I'll try out my boots and water bottle .I'm thinking 40c is going to be somewhat different to what we will experience in Nepal .

Also looking very much forward to the trip

regards

 Dean    

 

Anonymous
Tue, 02/15/2011 - 22:39

Hi Steph,

 

Just to say I paid up the balance today. Have done a few high altitude trips with Exodus before, but not currently that fit, so slightly concerned !

 

Best,

Sally 

 

Anonymous
Wed, 02/16/2011 - 12:05

Sounds like a good company to go with then if you have done a few trips with them, which is reassuring! I'm in the gym three times a week at the moment and trying to get out at least once every wknd to tackle a good sized climb but still feel I have a way to go before I'm happy but hey ho there is still almost 2 months left to get back up to speed, anyway good to hear from you

 Cheers

Steph

Anonymous
Sun, 03/13/2011 - 02:42

How's everyones training going .this end is basically Running swimming , running swimming ,

Am very much looking forward to the experience .

Dean

Anonymous
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 21:51

I have a couple of freinds that flew into lukla last year.They are aware of my dislike of flying and just to reenforce your comments they bought around a video of the take off and landing to make me feel a little more uneasy !! . I do have a lonely planet guide that says the lukla airport record is a lot better than the record suggests !!!! .

To recognise me , you will notice the 6' 3" male that does an impression of stone !

I do have chemical assistance supllied by my freindly doctor !! .All jokes aside I cant wait to get there , so I will catch up with you in Kathmandu Colin , I fly from Perth April 14 to bangkok then Kathmandu April 15

 

cheers

Dean

Anonymous
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 21:51

I have a couple of freinds that flew into lukla last year.They are aware of my dislike of flying and just to reenforce your comments they bought around a video of the take off and landing to make me feel a little more uneasy !! . I do have a lonely planet guide that says the lukla airport record is a lot better than the record suggests !!!! .

To recognise me , you will notice the 6' 3" male that does an impression of stone !

I do have chemical assistance supllied by my freindly doctor !! .All jokes aside I cant wait to get there , so I will catch up with you in Kathmandu Colin , I fly from Perth April 14 to bangkok then Kathmandu April 15

 

cheers

Dean

Anonymous
Wed, 04/06/2011 - 10:45

Getting very close now to "the off" . I am really looking forward to finally getting onto the plane next thursday and starting the adventure . I arrive in Kathmandu April 15th a day before the UK party so will have a little time to look around and take in a little bit of the local culture.

I Look forward to meeting everyone sometime on the 16th.

Dean  

Anonymous

Yeah, got my jabs, got my boots, got my sunnies - should be okay. Still need to get my Exodus kit bag so will pester them to post it to me pronto. Looking forward to fresh air, excercise and good company. See you all a week Saturday, cheers.

 P.S. Just found out that a friend of mine has trekked in this area and he says the paths are pretty good, which makes things easier. He also said the teahouses are plywood affairs but pretty good quality so it might not be as off the beaten track as I'd initially thought!

 

Colin

Anonymous
Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:16

Colin

I will pack this weekend, I've been putting my kit together over the last couple of months. I must say I've been guided by adventure/trek wear shop owners and what I've been reading on this site also a couple of freinds that went to nepal a couple of years ago.I am finding it a little difficult to picture what it's like in very cold weather. We are just coming out of a record hot summer in Western Australia so I am quite comfortable packing to go camping in 40c but not really sure at

-c .It will be quite an experience no doubt and am looking forward to being in a different climate and culture .

cheers Dean Hubbard

Anonymous
Mon, 04/11/2011 - 18:34

Dear All,

 

My Mum has broken her hip and is very ill in hosital. Therefore today I made the decsion to cancel my trip. Can't tell you how upset I am.

I hope you all have a fabulous time, and if you know anyone who wants to buy a lastminute trip of a lifetime.....?

Best wishes,

Sally

Anonymous
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 01:26

Sally

I hope your mum recovers well, no doubt you've asked Exodus about a possible raincheck !.

best wishes to you and your mum

Dean  

 

Anonymous
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 19:00

Hi Dean,

 

Thanks for your wishes. I asked Exodus but too late. :(   I've already decide that I will go in October, so on the bright side more time to get fit...?

 

It would be great to hear from you when you get back home as to how the trip was and to pass on anything I should know.  sallyahutton@yahoo.co.uk

Hope you all have a fab time.

 

Best wishes,

 

Sally 

 

 

Anonymous
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 23:29

Hi Sally,

Sorry to hear your news Sally but you would have not enjoyed the experience whilst worrying about your mother, hope she makes a speedy recovery. Will update you on our return and hopefully you will have a successful trip later in the year.

Steph

Anonymous
Wed, 04/13/2011 - 01:13

Sally

 

I will let you know how the trip goes. Keep up the fitness work and enjoy the adventure. I fly tommorrow morning at 9am ex Perth to Bangkok then onto Kathmandu Friday, I think the Exodus group arive pm saturday "I think !" from the Uk . Anyway cheers for now Sally and the best of luck and good health to you and your mum

Dean Hubbard deanhubbard.22@bigpond.com

Anonymous
Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:12

Very sorry to hear about your Mum Sally, tell her we will tie a prayer flag in her honour at Everest Base Camp! I'm sure you'll get your trip eventually and that the people you trek with will be just as cool as us :-)

 I've only just received my kit bag at work this morning so, unless I get packing, I might not be going either at this rate.

 All the best and we'll chip in with some good tips when/if we get back.

Colin

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