reading this site, you might be just a year or two away from living it.
In order to make that happen, you have to act now.
Get a health check
up. You will need good arteries for your quest and an overall healthy
body. It’s too late to do the checkup right before the climb. You might
have to work on your health for a while to get everything in shape.
Check your cholesterol. It will take about 3 months to reverse bad
levels. Fatty, clogged up arteries are the last thing you need on
Everest. You´ll get frostbite in no time. Check yourself for Asthma,
since the cold, dry air might trigger it (although it cures it at
It is wise to check your heart, lungs and brain, since the blood will be
thick and put pressure on weak veins. Good circulation is essential -
quit tobacco, it tightens the arteries. Lower your blood pressure if
Your condition today doesn’t mean that you can’t climb
tomorrow - as long as you do something about it! And you know well what
that is - quit the bottle, the smoke, the fat and start working out.
If you are in a really poor condition, you will need
around 2 years to be truly fit for fight. After Everest, you can return
to the old lazy you. Chances are however that by then you will have
discovered a whole new world of fun and will never want to go back.