And so our journey begins…

And so our journey begins…

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Saturday afternoon, coffee in hand, waiting for Glenn to meet me on his way home from work. I notice him, almost bouncing round the corner, with a very big smile on his face, and with such enthusiasm (and without even a hello)…

Glenn: “Babe… how would you like… okay… to go to Nepal for your 30th birthday next year?…”
Me: “Oooh yeah! What made you think of that?”
Glenn: “Well… we’d go to Nepal to climb Everest”
Me: “Erm… huh? Seriously, what made you think of that?”
Glenn: “Help for Heros! They are doing a trek up Everest next November to raise money.”
(Still a huge smile on his face, not noticing that my facial expressions were becoming more and more perplexed…)
Me: “Well… I’d love to help raise some money for Help for Heros, but… I’m not sure I could climb all the way to the top of Everest?! People die doing that don’t they?!”
Glenn: (with a look of amusement now apparent on his face) “No silly, we’d be hiking to base camp. I was looking at all of the stuff Band of Brothers sent me through and I found it. That’d be a great thing to do to raise some funds for H4H. The itinerary says about a 3 week trip, flying into Nepal and then another little airport, then climbing up to base camp, acclimatising at certain stages as we go… What d’you think??…”
Me: “Okay…”
Glenn: “Yeah??!”
Me: “Hike Everest?”
Glenn: “Yep.”
Me: “Okay…”
Glenn: “Yessss!!!!”
Me: “It’s not exactly for my birthday though right?…”
Glenn: “…let’s go get pizza!”

And so our journey begins…

Jess xx