Transmission resumes – Mission Accomplished!

DSCN1239I’m thinking that somewhere along the line my brain has lost its connection to my power of reasoning, to that department that says, hang on a minute, think this through. Otherwise, why would I have just spent the last couple of weeks playing adventure woman?

Feet firmly encased in a pair of boots that have, to this point, travelled no more than 10 kms at a time and donning her back pack, grown to twice its normal size with the addition of wet weather gear, camera gear, sugary snacks and notebooks, adventure woman boards the tiny aircraft that will traverse mountains and fend off inclement weather to deposit her several thousand feet up in the earth’s atmosphere where she can marvel at the scenery, take several deep breaths and plunge into a hazard strewn voyage of discovery.

Avoiding the onslaught of marauding yaks and the lethal tips of the hiking poles being thrust outwards by other adventurers, she traverses suspension bridges slung high above the raging Dudh Khosi, she ascends the steep uphill sections of the track undaunted by the sheer drop to her right  and, refusing to be put off by the mud, the yak poo and the less than salubrious toilet facilities (basic doesn’t cover it) she forges her way onwards and upwards.

Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of Adventure Woman as she scrambles, clambers and lurches her way up a hill called Everest.

I’m back!

Give me a moment to collect my thoughts and process what just happened and more details will follow :-)

33 Comments

  1. I’ve been waiting for you to pop up on my “blogs I follow”. Congrats on achieving your goal! Can’t wait to read more about it!

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    • Thanks Jennifer – there’s lots to process about this trip.

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  2. Congratulations -:)! This is truly wonderful! Write as soon as you can -:)!

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  3. You have been in my thoughts for the past 2 weeks and I am so pleased to hear you made it. Take all the time you need to get your breath back, I look forward to the story and the photos. CONGRATULATIONS

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    • Thanks Pauline – Getting back into the swing of things is taking a while, will update soon :-)

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      • Are you planning your next adventure yet?

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    • Thanks Rachel – lots of photos and lots of stories to tell :-)

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  4. Well done- so glad you made it!

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  5. Oh, it is such a relief to hear from you again, safe and sound and having achieved your goal. Now, stop loafing around and tell us all about it 8-).

    Very very proud of you x

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    • Thanks Keith – your turn next! Will get the photos and stories to you soon :-)

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  6. Welcome back!! I was just thinking yesterday we should be hearing a eying soon! Looking forward to stories and pictures!

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    • Thanks Tony – glad you didn’t forget me :-)

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  7. Excellent work! My mates are I are contemplating a return to the region…Everest certainly captured our hearts!

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    • It’s certainly an amazing place with wonderful people.

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  8. Wonderful – I can’t wait to hear more!

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    • Thanks Viv – It was a struggle at times but well worth the effort :-)

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  9. Brilliant, been waiting patiently (not) to hear how you got on. So glad that you succeded this huge acheivment. Cant wait for pictures, and share the experiences :)

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    • Thanks Gail – It took every ounce of effort I possessed. Must be the hardest thing I’ve ever done but so worth it. Photos and stories to come :-)

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  10. Congratulations! Looking forward to all the stories.

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    • Thanks Natasha – it was a struggle, as I’m sure you understand – but I managed it :-)

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  11. Congratulations!! How wonderful, Pam. I have my cup of coffee as I get ready to catch-up on this monumental adventure of yours :)

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    • Thanks Tahira – good to have you around.

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