Bobby currently attends the Royal Melbourne Hospital once a month for treatment, receiving double doses of Rituximab.
Although there are some significant side effects, the benefits of the medication are numerous. The fact that once he has completed his course the treatment can last up to six months is a major benefit. His previous treatment lasted four […]
The following details the itinerary Bobby followed for the Mera Peak climb:
Day 1: Fly from Melbourne and arrive Kathmandu, Nepal (1350m)
Day 2: Preparation day in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, overnight in Lukla (2800m)
Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Lukla (2800m)
Day 5: Trek to Chutanga, overnight in Chutanga (3200m)
Day 6: Acclimatisation day in Chutanga (3200m)
At 8,848 meters, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain of the world. It is considered one of the most challenging mountains to climb. Over 3,000 climbers from over 20 countries had recorded climbs. As of 2012 there were over 220 recorded fatalities.
Bobby will require a dedicated support team to help him with his ascent this […]
The Everest Academy have provided detailed information guides and other information to help Bobby prepare for his expedition.
The information guides are:
10 Things You Must Know Before Travelling to Nepal
Mera Peak Expedition Information Kit
These guides reflect the academy’s accumulated experience in running treks and climbs in the Nepal Himalaya.
The highly experienced mountain guides and leaders, including two Mt Everest summiteers. In Nepal, we have a select team of highly qualified and loyal Sherpa guides and leaders.
The key people who will be involved in Bobby’s Mera Peak expedition are:
Tika Tamang (Mountain Leader). Tika is a highly respected leader and high-altitude climber. He has led trekkers […]
Bobby’s expedition is customised in some significant ways from their standard Mera Peak trip. These changes take account of the unique needs presented by his disability challenge for on-mountain support and support technology to promote the expedition as he goes.
The non-standard resources being provided for Bobby are:
1 x expedition leader
1 x videographer / photographer / blogger / media liaison
Satellite Internet modem […]
Altitude sickness or mountain sickness is the biggest risk to Mt. Everest climbers It affects many aspects of a climber’s health. Even with the comparatively lengthy period required Everest, they will be moving out of their comfort zone as will find it difficult to assimilate once they have passed above base camp, and in […]