My EBC trek begins in Kathmandu, Nepal on a Monday this November it finishes in the same place. What is in-between is of interest to me. I believe strongly that life where all is certain and nothing is to be chanced, or better put risked, is perhaps life on the outskirts, life not lived. I talked to a friend this morning and I asked her what she liked most about American Movies, she is from Changchun, China. Her response instantly made sense, she loved the following: “If only…” Isn’t that amazing and true. Think of it, if outcomes were always certain then we would be so bored. We like to challenge ourselves, our knowledge, and our strength. If we are not doing this, well in my opinion, we are a bit less.
Not everyone’s challenge is an EBC trek, for some it is finding a job, feeding their family, there is always some sort of a struggle where the outcome is uncertain. So with this in mind I have picked EBC as my next adventure. And believe me, the outcome is uncertain. For 19 days I will be above 9000 feet to 18,200 feet. High altitude is fun, but it will be cold and the air will be thin.
Some other things of interest:
- Can my body hold up to 19 days at altitude
- How is my Left knee after Kilimanjaro?
- Will I hit my target weight, 195 lbs, before the trek starts?
- Will my mind be up for the challenge
- Will I take the Oxygen Enhancing Pills for Altitude Sickness
You see, it is a challenge, simple goal to see and touch as many things as possible. When we do something where there is no challenge then it is not earned, it does not feel the same. So it is cool that my friend had that response to my question today – she got it – she understood something special.
At the bottom of this blog post is the track that I am running at every morning at Jilin University.