The time has come for my next expedition, this time it’s the big one Mount Everest 8,850m. This has been my dream for a long time and I have been climbing and training hard for 4 years for this one.
Unlike other mountains I climbed, Everest has lots of perks; the good thing is that I will have limited data at base camp. This will allow me to update you much more. Just like in my previous climbs I will be updating my blog regularly (http://www.moealthani.com/blog/
) whenever I have data access I will be writing and when we pass base camp I will be using an audio cast that will also be on the blog.
A new addition on my main page is the Google maps tracker; I used to use different software that may have been confusing to some people so I decided to find a better solution. You are able to see the route I will be taking up the mountain (blue line) and tack my progress (yellow line).
This is a must, check out the fly-in app (top left corner on the map www.moealthani.com
) it will shows you the whole journey form Sharjah to the top of the world.
I will fly from Sharjah to Katmandu on the 3rd of April, and then from Katmandu to Lukla 2,860m from there it will be a 10-12 day trek to Everest base camp. I will then have 3 acclimatization runs up and down the mountain (may take 30 days) before having a good weather window so I can summit.
As you all know I am the brand Ambassador for Reach Out To Asia a Qatari non-profit charity foundation that works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia and around the world have continuous access to relevant and high-quality primary and secondary education. I am also climbing to raise funds for Reach Out To Asia’s education-focused projects in Nepal. Here is a link to the fundraising portal any donation is very much appreciated. https://www.ammado.com/community/132166
Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your continues support over the years, this made me very persistent in focusing on my end goal. I also appreciate all what you have done, and hope to return from the Himalayas victoriously.
Moe Al Thani