Adventurers have got to adventure. This November I am taking on an endeavour which is going to take every ounce of energy and determination that I possess. I am running the Everest Trail Race which is a 160km, six-day ultra marathon around Everest with a whopping 15,000 metres of climbing. Picture yourself climbing a 10-mile-long ladder and you have got the idea!
Why do I want to do this? I think the clue is in the title! What a fantastic chance to do something extraordinary under the shadow of the greatest mountain in the world. I will be immersed in beauty and I can’t wait.
I will also be immersed in pain and to try and get myself up to an acceptable standard of fitness I have moved to a tiny village in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Douar Arghan outside Imlil. I am living at 1,750m of altitude and just bringing my shopping up the hill is a work out. The training is tough as I am starting from a low base of fitness but living in this new, and very traditional, environment is a massive adventure.
You can follow my efforts to go from sub-zero to hero on my blog or on my social media pages. Wish me luck!