This is a big dream of mine, and for the first time ever I think I might have a shot at it. An injury was the sole reason I didn’t go to Everest in 2015, and with the earthquake I obviously consider myself to be lucky. So far my injury still exists but seems manageable and I’m moving forward with the doctors orders. My plan is to continue hiking and climbing slowly as I get back into fitness and recover from my injury now until April 2016.
The Matterhorn is in my sights for this September. I’ll be in Europe anyway and aside from being an awesome climb this would be a great stepping stone for Mt. Everest and a great test of my current injury. If this works out I’ll take a week off and probably fly into Milan, Italy since it’s drastically cheaper than flying into Bern. After seeing Milan I’ll travel a few hours across the Swiss border and do some hiking to acclimitize before attempting the Matterhorn. Things like Designer Travel Bags for Men or other travel luxuries minus my camera will still have to leave behind!
In July 2014 I finished my quest to visit all 50 states!! Now just because I’ve been to every state now doesn’t mean that I’ve seen all the country has to offer. I have a lot left to do, and look forward to continuing domestic trips. While traveling through the states I’m able to stay with friends, go camping, or book hotels through www.booked.net. My next trip has been confirmed for July and I’ll finally get to see Denver and do some climbing in the Rockies!