It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek.
If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mile trek across the Himalayas in Bhutan. We’ll be as high as 18,200 feet and will be hiking over about 11 passes, many of them higher than 16,000 feet.
For the past year, I’ve been working out by doing P90X and, more recently, hiking. Some of that hiking has included high altitude treks in places such as Mauna Kea (14,000 feet) on Hawaii Island, Mt. Batur (4,000 feet) on Bali, Santa Fe Baldy (12,600 feet) and South Arapaho Peak (11,900 feet) in Colorado.
Expedia and XShot are sponsoring this adventure. Those folks have made it possible for me to bring along a videographer to document the journey and to also continue our support of RENEW Bhutan, an organization that helps women of domestic violence throughout the country.
We arrived a few days early in Bhutan to get some hikes in, but now it’s show time. Today we leave.
I’ll be offline for the next 25 days.
I depart today with both trepidation and excitement. I can’t wait to get started, but have to admit to being a bit nervous about what lies ahead.
Whatever that may be, I can’t wait to share it with you when I return to the online world sometime in mid- to late-October.
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