Monthly Archives: September 2015

Couldn’t have come this far without support…

By |September 24th, 2015|

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Bobby’s Treatment

By |September 15th, 2015|

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 […]

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The Mera Peak Itinerary…

By |September 15th, 2015|

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)

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What it costs…

By |September 15th, 2015|

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 […]

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Recommendations before travelling to Nepal.

By |September 15th, 2015|

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.

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The Training Team and their roles…

By |September 15th, 2015|

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 […]

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Customising the Mera Peak expedition for Bobby’s disability…

By |September 15th, 2015|

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 […]

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The challenges Bobby will face

By |September 15th, 2015|

Altitude sickness

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 […]

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Bobby at Falls Creek

By |September 15th, 2015|

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Flying High!

By |September 15th, 2015|

I took the wheel flying a plane for a couple of mini s  very very cool

and quite an experience  cant name the pilot but he was there with his hands

on the wheel ready to take over enjoy the footage  its awesome,,im living

life to the fullest      life is there to be lived and to have a […]

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