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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. 



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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.)




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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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Acquire Learning Now Supporting My Mission

On 23, Mar 2015 | No Comments | In Sponsors, Training | By Daniel Borg

I’m delighted to announce education-to-employment leader Acquire Learning is supporting my mission to become the youngest Australian ever to climb Mount Everest.

Acquire is such a progressive brand whose core purpose is to help people achieve their dreams and ambitions and push to reinvent themselves.

We share the same driving cause: to push ourselves to reach new heights, to achieve even bigger things. That is also the essence of Acquire’s Rising Star program and I am honoured to also be their new Acquire Heroes ambassador.

If you want to go fast, go it alone. But if you want to go far, go together. That is true partnership and it is fantastic to have Acquire’s support with my Everest expedition.

For more information on Aquire Learning, check out their overview.

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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.



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


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Kokoda, Nepal, Book

On 19, Sep 2014 | No Comments | In Media, Sponsors, Training, Travels | By Alyssa

I’ve recently been in Papua New Guinea. I went back to the Kokoda Track, this time with the team from Mates4Mates and it was a great trek with some amazing people and stories. I always crave to be back in the mountains climbing though.

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Aconcagua & Everest 2014

Fortune favors the brave. – Publius Terence

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. – Leon J. Suenes

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Manaslu Expedition 2013

“To those men (women) who are born for mountains, the struggle can never end, until their lives end. To them it holds the very quintessence of living – the fiery core, after the lesser parts have been burned away.” – Elizabeth Knowlton

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