|On 4/06/2010 JohnK wrote:
>and thanks to those that offered their congrats. Back now in (warm??)
>No issue with those offering various opinions. The web site I built about
>12 months ago for this trip called www.reachyoureverest.com prescribed
>the philosophy of reaching "your" Everest in whatever your goal was - Mt
>Everest as a mountain, or whichever goal you have mind (climbing or non
>climbing) based on what you believe, aspire, look up to etc etc.
Great to hear from you, see your pics and get your opinion. Loved your link and the philosophy. Just out of interest, is there a 'conquering' style attitude up there, or is it much more grounded, as yours?
> After 12-18 months of very serious training
>and then 2 months on the mountain, Mt Everest pushed my immune system,
>fitness, mental state and endurance to a new limit and made me lose 10kg
>in weight in the process. Out of 18 strong climbers starting on the expedtion,
>10 summited and one unfortunately died on descent (rest in peace my good
>friend Peter Kinloch).
>It's not everyone's cup of tea, agree.
That there, is inspirational to me. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on 'your Everest'