Thursday, March 31, 2011

31st March Thursday

Just two days to go until I go off to Everest, I'm getting excited.

I was just on the BBC Surrey radio today to talk about it which was exciting but nerve racking, this unfortunately meant I couldn't do any more training but that's ok, I'm prepared.

I also just got my new Jacket for the expedition. This is a rab Expedition Jacket instead of a neutrino which is warmer but bigger.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

22nd March Tuesday

Today I did some training at the gym to exercise the leg muscles for Everest, Yesterday I climbed the Saleve twice and this was a real achievement for me because previously I had only been able to climb it once. This was with a full back as well. This also gave me a new opportunity to try out my new boots, they are really good because they were confortable and I didn't get any blisters. I think I’m ready for Everest.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday 17th March

Didn't do much training today, Yesterday I went to the gym and did some rock climbing, today I went for an hour run to get the heart working and prepared for the high altiude.

I also got a General antibiotic for emergency when I'm on Everest, can't wait.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday 14th March

I did a long hike for training today, I did a 6 hour hike with a 30 kg pack up a mountain just outside of Geneva called the Saleve, I would have done more walking but I was beginning to get blisters so I decided to stop, I don’t want to get blisters before Everest.
It was a good day, the weather was good and I had a good view of one side of the Chamonix valley from the top which was good to look at while eating lunch.
I’m kind of tired now that’s good because it shows I’ve worked hard enough today.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday 13th March

Hi

I've just got back from skiing in chamonix and verbier, I've had a good season with good weather and good snow but the slopes are now getting bad but it was fun.

Been training today at the gym. It's not the most exciting way to train but sometimes it's necessary.

In three weeks' time I'm going to Nepal to climb mount Everest, It's exciting but nerve racking to think about it.