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6 months to go. Starting my training for Annapurna and Everest Base Camps.

Find Your Finest Moments Training Tips #1

I know from experience that you don’t have to be an athlete to reach Everest Base Camp. It definitely helps to enjoy walking on a relatively rugged trail for a few miles at a time. You also need some determination to be able to push on when the going gets tough, through the effects of altitude or a 24 hour bad stomach. I chose a 5 mile undulating trail in the remote and beautiful Highland Area of Assynt as my first training session. I carried extra weight and pushed through some high temperatures for Scotland which helped with the determination. On this trail, as in the ones in the Himalayas, the striking raw beauty of the mountains around me made it all worth while.

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Read more of this content each month from now until May 2021 as I plan and complete two iconic Himalayan Routes of Annapurna Sanctuary and Everest Base Camp. Get exclusive Blog Posts on the climbs and treks I cover to train as well as equipment reviews and training recommendations and tips to prepare for Everest Base Camp or a similar Trek.

By Sean McBride

I have been travelling regularly, sometimes on the road constantly since I left home to join the British Army at the tender age of 17 more years ago than I care to mention.

Since then I have been in every continent and lost count of the number of countries I have had the pleasure of visiting. From the Silence of the Marlborough Sounds to the endless noise of the motorbikes, trikes and tuc tucs in several parts of Asia. From the luxury of Dubai to the poverty of Mumbai and everything in between.

Ever since a good friend of mine some time ago encouraged me to step out of the Irish Pubs and off the beaten track into the vibe which fires the hearts and souls of the people amongst whom we travelled, I have never looked back.

Now, I want to share this with you to whet your appetite for what's out there and give what practical pointers I can on how to get there and move around.

By all means read my articles and pictures, enjoy my music and videos and meet me either here or on Social Media. I look forward to meeting you.

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