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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