The Dream Of Everest Base Camp

When you’ve seen a place in your dreams and a hundred times on YouTube, it’s truly special to then see it in front of you.

Sean McBride

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Everest Base Camp 2016. All pictures courtesy of the author.

Kumar, my guide, was concerned so he stopped me and reminded me to be careful, that we were walking on ice. In fact, we were walking on 1000s of tonnes of ice that formed the spectacular Khumbu Ice Fall spilling down from the foot of Everest. I’d just seen Everest Base Camp in front of me. I was walking on air.

I finally caught up with the main group who’d been out of sight ahead of me all day and stood beside a stone with the words ‘Everest Base Camp, 2016’ painted on it. One of the guys, I think his name was David, took the picture I’d been dreaming of for the past 2 years. Despite the fact I couldn’t keep pace with the group, I’d earned their respect. I may have reached the Base Camp after they did but the magic of reaching it was just as special. You see when you’re overweight and don’t look the part, you must find the mindset to compensate, that knows you can still do it.

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Sean McBride

I am an Adventure Travel Writer who provides the inspiration to help people live their finest moments through adventures https://travel-writer.uk