Training incorporates gym sessions to improve general fitness and a lot of leg work (aaggghhhh) combined with mountain hikes at weekends.
We are carrying fully loaded backpacks when hiking which are approx. 15kgs in weight.
Last week, George R.R. Martins entire Game of Thrones book set helped me to reach my target weight.
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A leisurely Saturday morning hike up Mangerton Mountain is demanding. On Yaks previous attempt, the cloud dropped, it started to snow like hell and visibility dropped to a couple of feet.
It was very interesting (Kerry for scary like hell) finding the way down…
Be careful out there…
Sherpa Mc is training like crazy and is particularity fond of tearing up Mount Brandon in beautiful Kerry. The colder the better for the Sherpa….
Fantastic few days spent with the good people of Kilmuckridge in the French resort of Morzine. Almost 40 of us….and the parish priest.
Hopefully the week at altitude will help in the Himalayas but the beers, schnapps, Jaegers, Tequila etc. certainly won’t….
Some time back, two friends spoke of doing something memorable in 2018.
After many brainfarts and lengthy discussions, they decided that Everest Base Camp was calling.
In the coming days, Padraig (Sherpa) McGillycuddy and Pat (Yak) Chawke were too proud to back out and now!!!!
– WE GOTTA DO IT..