My anchor and my obsession

In a crazy parallel reality, it feels like the mountain is calling me and responding to the call became an obsession. But without my goal...

Loneliness

Even if i don’t like admitting it, training for my dream is a lonely experience. I woke up at 5 o'clock or earlier and head to the gym...

Peace of mind

I don’t have much time left for things not related to Everest but learning to play piano is like a massage for my brain after focusing on...

Energy drink for the soul

I made new friends: the amazing people sharing their stories over TED talks. Every time I find a new story of true grit, it is like...

One shot

Every unsuccessful workout I had where I didn’t reach my goals taught me that you need to push at maximum when it is the right moment...

How much is too much?

I don’t know if I should listen to the pain and take a break or just ignore the pain and keep on going. When I do the first, a heart...

Being creative: fine tuning my workout

My guide to be for Everest - Jon sent me a list with daily cardio workouts and strength training. Steve House’ new alpinism manual also...

Every journey begins with the first step

Am I really doing this, or I’ve just lost my mind? It is 5 o’clock in the morning and I am training in the gym. So anxious about the...