Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Eagerly awaiting March 28
Welcome to my first post documenting the fulfillment of my life-long dream of climbing Mt Everest. My name is Robert Kay and I am the owner of Star City Motor Sports in Lincoln, Nebraska. I have a wife and two kids and a love for anything to do with mountains. To be honest, I am not a highly accomplished climber, rather I am a skier who climbs and has enough experience that I feel comfortable attempting Mt Everest. I've been to the base camp in 2008 and look forward to returning again next month.
You can climb along with me and enjoy all the adventure without the suffering and cold. My goal is to climb Mt Everest this spring, hopefully reaching the summit in mid to late May and placing the Star City Motor Sports flag on top thus establishing beyond doubt that we are the World's Top Motorcycle Dealer.
I leave March 28 and will post as frequently as time and technology allow.
In order to prepare for this trip I have already climbed five of the world's seven summits in the last 14 months. In order, I climbed Aconcagua, Denali, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro and Vinson. I spend two to three hours every day in the gym lifting and climbing the stairmaster with an 80 pound backpack.