Getting ready for my first trip to the Himalayas

Since I started my mountaineering journey, my ultimate goal was to climb the tallest mountains in the world. That meant going to the Himalayas. It always seemed like something so far away but while planning for a trip to Aconcagua, I convinced my climbing partner Yen to instead spend the money going to Nepal and get to know the everest region. We will be climbing a +20,000' peak, being the first time either of us get that high. Its both Exciting and scary to think how our bodies will react to the altitude coming from sea level at South Florida. Ultimately this will let us know exactly where we are physically and what would be necessary for us to train for the taller mountains. I will keep posting about my training and gear in the weeks leading up to the trip. I am also planning some training hikes/climbs in other states of the U.S.. 

 

Update 8/27/18:

Training -  Im planning what my training is going to look like for the next 6 months. Ive been reading a bunch of TFNA to put together a plan that works around my schedule. Currently I am doing cross fit which has gotten me in the best shape of my life. Im also doing runs on the weekend for some endurance work. Starting Next week I will begin to take a day off from cross fit in order to add another endurance day in my training schedule. For training climbs I'm planning on doing the presidential traverse on the Appalachian Trail some time in October. Up to now I have been following a Intermittent fasting eating schedule 16/8 which has yielded me fantastic results (Click here to read the IF article). 

Update 11/2/18:

Instead of the presidential traverse on the AT, I opted for trip to Colorado to get some training on the 14ers (Click here to read article).  It proved to be great training, we flew in right after a major snow fall leaving perfect conditions for a wide variety of training. Weather was beautiful and we took full advantage.

Update 12/8/18:

As usual, I will be using this trip to raise awareness for the opioid epidemic In the name of my cousin, Eduardo Caceres who passed away of an opioid overdose. All donations raised will be used 100% by the HERO Foundation to educate and treat those in need. Hundreds of people are dying everyday at the hands of this nasty drug and we have the power to do something about it. 

Stick around for more on my upcoming trip!

Brandon. 

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