UPDATE (August): Misha and I don't like leaving things unfinished, so we went back. This time we made it to the summit. We were there at 08:45am on 25th August 2014. Without any doubt, this is the most difficult thing (physically) either of us has ever done. Neither the 3 peaks challenge nor half a marathon come close to climbing with 45% less oxygen in the air. Challenge accomplished!UPDATE (July): After 3 days of training and an attempt to climb Mont Blanc in July, we had to turn back. The weather made it too dangerous to climb further and our guides made the decision to go back.
We (Alexey, Andrey, Jane, Misha and I) are going to climb Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe (4,810 m). This is not going to be a walk in the park! Usually it requires months of preparation and training. Well, we signed up one month before the climb :) The training is a challenge on its own. The suggested physical level is to be able to run half a marathon (21.1km) in less than 1:45! I started with 5km two and a half weeks ago and yesterday I ran half a marathon.If you want, and can, please support the effort that we dedicate to the training and the climb by donating towards Tree of Hope. Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives.
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