I’m going to Everest Base Camp!


You who have followed me lately knows that I’ve been working on a new large project and today I can finally tell you what it is: I’m going to Everest Base Camp! 

At 5364 meters (17598 feet) of altitude, by the foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, lies Everest Base Camp. Here do they who aim for the top have their base camp and to this place goes also a popular hiking trail. Most of the people who travel along this trek do so in an organised group and with help from guides and sherpas who carries most of the gear for them. I will do this by myself! I believe that many dream of going here but often remains that dream just a dream. I think many are worried wether they can do it or not, if they are strong enough to get all the way up to Base Camp. Or it’s the economy that puts an end to the dream. I see absolutely nothing wrong with going on an organised trip, but for those who doesn’t have much left after the bills are paid by the end of the month, it’s quite a large sum that you have to pay and it can feel harder to raise that amount of money than actually climb the mountain itself.

Picture from Google maps.

I will therefore, without any sponsors or co-financiers, in less than a year save money to in October travel to Nepal and start my hike up to Everest Base Camp. I will do the hike completely on my own, without any friends, sherpas or guides and with as little money as possible. This is to inspire others to follow their dreams, but also to gather and contribute with the information needed to make it easier to go here!

Read more about the project here.

Will it go? Follow me here on the blog during my preparations, and on the way up to Everest Base Camp this fall!

…psst, have you seen that there’s a new tab in the menu on the top of this page thats called ”Upcoming Projects”? There you can read more about what I have coming up!

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Me in the kayak in Fyrisån, Uppsala 🇸🇪
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Now we're going to be in Kungträdgården till 20.00 and then we will hang out in the bar at Downtown Camper by Scandic!

Step by, hang out, talk adventure and make a donation to Musikhjälpen!! http://bossan.musikhjalpen.se/insamling/paddla-for-musikhjalpen-med-explore
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Read Sofia full story at the website (link in bio) section #MYWILDERNESSSTORY!
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During this week, me and a bunch of other outdoor enthusiasts will visit seven places between Stockholm and Umeå to set out on kayaking day trips and to collect money for @musikhjalpen
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The trips will take place between approximately 10:00 - 15:00 each day and this is the places we'll be visiting:
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11th Dec - Stockholm 
12th Dec - Uppsala 
13th Dec - Bollnäs 
14th Dec - Sundsvall 
15th Dec - FriluftsByn / Docksta 
16th Dec - Örnsköldsvik 
17th Dec - Umeå
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After the day trip we'll continue to raise money on the streets in town and @ellesutemat will serve vegetarian chili.
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You are more than welcome to join us on the paddling trips (own kayak required) or just come and hang out in town in the afternoon/evening! Step by, hang out, talk adventure, eat well and make a donation to @musikhjalpen. Together we can make a difference! ❤️
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Read more and apply at polar.fjallraven.com!

And remember, if you're not applying, it will never be your turn. You have to start your own adventure. ✨

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