A famous mountaineer, and the first person to climb Mount Everest, once said, “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”. That was, of course, Sir Edmund Hillary, a beekeeper from New Zealand. In 1953, on a British expedition, Sir Ed and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay found themselves on top of the world after months of preparation, and weeks of pain.
At 8848m above sea level, Mount Everest towers over the Himalayas, a mountain range which separates the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. It has always been a dream of many people around the world to climb this amazing mountain.
But, why you ask? Well, George Mallory put itbest, when he answered that question by simply saying “because it is there!”
For Jeremy and Jo Duggan, Team Formthotics Ambassadors, it was a similar story, but they only had their sights set on Everest Base Camp, which is still a blood thickening 5364m above sea level. Why not, right?
They knew it was going to be hard, but still believe they underestimated the difficulty of such a trek to get to the feet of the worlds highest mountain.
Everest Base Camp itself was a pile of rocks, but make sure to watch this video about how they embarked on the journey to halfway up the tallest mountain in the world!