While I am not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, I do like to step into a New Year with a goal in sight, and after much deliberation we have decided that 2014 is going to be the year in which we cross ‘Climb Everest Base Camp’ off our ever-growing bucket list!
It has been 14 months since we climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and while we definitely want to climb Africa’s highest mountain again in the future, we feel it is time to add a new mountain to our repertoire, and what could be better than the highest mountain in the world!
Of course, we will only be heading to Everest’s base camp at 5,364metres (almost 600 metres lower than Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak), and not the snow-capped peak of Everest at 8,848metres, but this 18-day trek is a lot longer and, I would think, a lot more demanding than the 7-Day Machame Route we completed in October 2012!
Training will commence in January 2014 as we prepare for our Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town in March, and thereafter we will be climbing every mountain insight in order to get in shape for the end of the year!
We would love to hear from anyone who has climbed to Everest Base Camp – handy hints and tips are always welcome, and if you fancy crossing this mighty mountain off your bucket list in 2014 – drop us an email – the more the merrier!