There’s the challenge of the adventure itself, are you capable of doing it? Will you enjoy it? Will it be worth it?
When it’s a tougher challenge than you’ve done before, especially one with no resupply over a longer period than you’ve tried before, there’s often a lot of planning involved too.
What kit is needed? How will I carry it all? How on earth can I reduce it to a manageable weight and size? Yet still be warm enough, well enough fed and with enough “protection” gear for glacier travel and a potential Alpine-like summit…
And then there’s the camera gear – normally weighing in at more than the smaller weights of handbaggage often allows for. Not to mention all the extra batteries needed…
Oh and did I mention fitness? Hmm, that one’s still worrying me. Especially if running doesn’t come back as an option soon. But I’ve still got… errr 3.5 months? Eeek, that’s catching up quick. I need to start really planning this!
Where am I off to?
Well, the pic is very old, but it perhaps gives some idea of the region 🙂 (if not the actual peak we have in mind though!)