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Road Trip, Training, Aussie 10.

On 21, Oct 2017 | No Comments | In Adventure, Training, Travels | By Alyssa

It has been a while since my last blog post. It’s been a bit of a hectic period of running adventures with Adventure Professionals. In September we ran a Kokoda Track adventure with 29 people which was a big group and a great trip. I spent a few days at home and then started to prep for our October Aussie 10’s. 

Recently I took a road trip. I packed up the Jeep and drove from Brisbane down to Cronulla.

I spent a few days in Cronulla and spent each morning out training on the sand dunes. It was great training for resistance and mimics the feeling of climbing through snow and having to break trail. I mixed it up with some running and pack work.

I then drove another 2 hours to the Blue Mountains/Katoomba where I did a full day of rock climbing.

My Dad was on Kokoda leading a trip and we met in Canberra to begin the Aussie 10 adventures. We are now in Jindabyne at Lake Crackenback Resort. We’ve just finished running the Mates4Mates Aussie 10 Peaks group. The team went really well. Our first day was around 14 hours and everyone got out all six peaks. We had clear skies and absolutely perfect weather.

The second day as we drove to Thredbo to start the final four peaks we were immediately in whiteout conditions and after a few minutes of walking our visibility became less than 30 metres ahead.

We made the call not to continue and the team whilst disappointed knew this was mountain conditions and weather and we don’t control it.

 

Now we’re prepping for the next Aussie 10 which will be run next week and I’ll head back out to do my own mountain training in between.

Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement of a big project in 2018! I’ve been asked a bit lately what’s next for me and I’ll be answering that question in the coming weeks. 

Alyssa

 

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Mt. Elbrus Preparation

On 16, Mar 2017 | No Comments | In Adventure, Training, Travels | By Alyssa

I am currently down in Jindabyne running back-to-back Aussie 10 Peaks adventures. The Mates4Mates team just completed their trip and today we’re heading back to Canberra to drop the team off and pick up the next group for the second Aussie 10 adventure.

I am now three months away from my next expedition which is to Mt. Elbrus in Russia. My preparation for this is similar to my usual training schedule, although I will be on an updated program put together by Scott Evennett. Involving pack training, running, gym sessions, calisthenics, and tyre drags.

Later this year Adventure Professionals will be running some more short adventure trips in Australia. Some in the Blue Mountains and the Grampians. I will personally be heading to Arapiles and the Blue Mountains for some rock climbing training as well.

In the coming week, I will be visiting the Gold Coast Suns team to chat around mindset and specifically about Everest and what it takes to reach the summit and I will also be giving a presentation at USQ (University of Southern Queensland.)

 

Alyssa

 

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Nov
2016

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Aussie 10 Peaks – A Great Adventure Last Week

On 01, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In Adventure | By Alyssa

It’s been a busy year, hectic would best describe life since I returned from Mount Everest in June this year. I have completed two Kokoda Track crossings as a staff member including one where I carried out a Medical Evacuation on an injured veteran from a mates4mates adventure. That was a new experience for me although with Dad having been a Aero-Medical Evacuation specialist in the Army I knew I had the right advice and training to carry out the job. All went well.

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Alyssa has broken the record as the youngest Australian to Summit Mt Everest

On 25, May 2016 | No Comments | In Adventure | By Daniel Borg

Alyssa with a big goal and big vision has touched the top of the world. With her share of setbacks, she has never wavered in her determination. No stranger to success, nor record breaking, Alyssa was just eight years old when she became the youngest person to cross the Kokoda Track.

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May
2016

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The Ascent – Short Documentary

On 11, May 2016 | One Comment | In Adventure | By Alyssa

Prior to Alyssa heading off for her attempt on the summit of Mount Everest she participated in a documentary as a part of a university project.

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Gremlins, Media and Training for the Mountain

On 09, Jan 2016 | No Comments | In Adventure, Media, Sponsors, Training | By Alyssa

This is a blog for the last couple of weeks – belated, but with good reason, a gremlin got into the website but it’s back online now.  Read more…

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Dec
2015

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Christmas is Family Time and Training Time

On 29, Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | In Adventure | By Alyssa

The Christmas period is a great time for catching up with family. I spent the day with my brother, sisters and Mum in Toowoomba.  Read more…

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Everest 2016 – Follow the Journey

On 20, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In Adventure, Sponsors | By Alyssa

I have decided to write a weekly update on everything from training to equipment to how I’m feeling. This will be raw and honest because that’s how I like to do things.

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2015

On 05, Jan 2015 | No Comments | In Adventure, Training | By Alyssa

Happy New Year 🙂

It is now only 11 weeks until I am heading back to Nepal and back to Everest. Training is going well, with mostly pack work and running as well as circuits thrown in. Last year was a big year and this year I get another chance at Everest and I’m ready to go. I also got to climb in the Andes, train over in Perth and climb again in Nepal on Ama Dablam.

 

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Hope you had a great 2014 and have an even better 2015.

Alyssa

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2014

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Everest 2014

On 14, May 2014 | No Comments | In Adventure | By Alyssa

I’ve been putting off writing this blog for a while as I wasn’t interested in reflecting upon the Everest 2014 season. Although I have had some great support from my sponsors and many others alike so I wanted to post something from myself and my personal opinion of this season. This post isn’t detailed in all that went on but more to show respect to those who lost their lives and a basic account.

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