140-Everest Base Camp

Show Notes

In this week’s episode we catch up with Annie Connor who is a keen Canberra-based hiker and who has spent over 20 years hiking throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas including treks such the Larapinta Trail and the Annapurna Base Camp.  Towards the end of 2019, Annie completed the Everest Base Camp Trek and as this trek sits on many people’s bucket lists, we wanted to catch up with Annie to find out all about her experience.

Podcast Overview

In this episodes we discuss Annie’s recent trip to the Everest Base camp:

  • Annies Hiking Background
  • 2019 Everest Base Camp trip
    • What made you decide to do the Everest Base Camp trek and why not some other trek?
    • How did you decide which company to go with to go with?
    • What training and preparation did you do prior to the trip?
    • How concerning was the high altitude for you?
    • What went as expected during the trip and what some curve balls did you experience?
  • Trip highlights and lowlights 
    • What one or two things stood out for you on this trip? And why?
  • What was your least enjoyable aspect of the trip and why?

One final question

    • What is on your hiking bucket list?

In our next episode which is due for release on 26 February 2020 and we are hoping to catch up with Lucy Barnard and Wombat from Tangles and Tail to see how their epic journey from the Bottom of South America to the top of North America is progressing

Trip Details

Annie undertook this trip with Intrepid Travel. Find out more about this trip at the following link:

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Annie and Helen at Everest Base Camp

Evening at Dole

Lhotse and Ama Dablam

Lukla

On the trail to Base Camp

Gokyo Lake and Ngozumpa Glacier

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