As we fly on our tiny plane through the Himalaya’s from Kathmandu to Lukla in Nepal, we can’t help but feel a little giddy. Legends have had to take this exact flight en-route to summiting Mount Everest during their expeditions. While we are not going to reach the summit ourselves, we are trekking to Everest Base Camp. The place where all the great high altitude mountaineers of the world make their camp while they acclimatize for weeks on end before their final push to the top of the world’s highest mountain.
One half hour into the flight the white peaks of the Himalayas come into view on the left. It is a thrill made even more thrilling by the fact that we are flying in a 14 seat twin otter plane between these mammoth peaks.
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I didn’t want to do it. I looked for every excuse leading up and during to our voyage to Antarctica trying to justify why it would be ok if I didn’t take the Polar Plunge.
I had never witnessed so many shades of blue and I couldn’t comprehend the beauty around me.
But what we were really excited to see was the sculpture of a whale skeleton that someone put together years ago.
I was mesmerized by the icebergs in Antarctica- each unique like a snowflake.
Sure – they smell…badly – but I found the odor pretty easy to overlook in light of their general adorableness.
First rule of ‘Kayak Club’ in Antarctica is that you are not late to kayak club meetings. The second rule of kayak club is that you ARE NOT late to kayak club meetings.
I had made up my mind, I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Not doing it.