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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
“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