I’m not psychic but I know what you’re thinking, and relax we’ve all wondered: how do you go about acclimatising to life on Mount Everest? Well, if you’re anything like Lucy Rivers Bulkeley, you spend Nepalese new year relaxing at 5,400 metres above sea level, enjoying the breath-taking views of the Himalayas. Really, there’s no better way to usher in the year 2075!
It’s been eight days since Lucy first touched down in Kathmandu. Eight days since she touched down on one of the world’s shortest runways at Lukla. Charmingly nicknamed “The World’s Most Dangerous Airport” Lukla’s one runway has a length of 526 metres. To put that in perspective the average runway length is 1,829 metres, Lukla’s is less than a third of that, with a giant gorge at one end and a mountain on the other. Terrifying, yes, but to really put things in perspective you’d have to watch Lucy’s video of it yourself (links down below.)
But to say it was all worth it is, quite simply, an understatement. The sights alone: incredible. Namche Bazar, this beautiful bridge featured below, would’ve been enough, but as Lucy and her team trekked on they were quickly greeted with awe-inspiring view of Mount Ama Dablam (6,586m.) To cap it all off, the sun has shone non-stop over Lucy as she’s tackled the Kongma La pass on her way to base camp. And as the sand gave way to the snow line, Lucy snapped this amazing view at Pangboche!
We’ll be sure to update you whenever Lucy’s got news, and as she treks on, from us here at Hanning, we wish her the very best of luck!
Check out Lucy’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/4desertsisters
See Lukla’s runway for yourself: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhQTVzUHwZP/?taken-by=lriversbulkeley
Or read about Lucy’s journey at: http://www.hanningrecruitment.com/news