Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sophie est repartie sur la montagne

Un petit Skype avec Sophie vendredi 27 avril 2012.
La santé de Sophie est rétablie et dès dimanche, elle part pour Kathmandu où elle arrivera lundi. De là elle va à Pokara où, contrairement à son habitude de faire le trek à pied, elle prendra un hélicoptère pour se rendre au camp de base (4130m) de l'Annapurna.
Les conditions météo n'ont pas permis au groupe qu'elle doit rejoindre de faire le sommet. Tout ceci risque d'être un peu court dans le temps, surtout pour refaire sa préparation. Toutefois, son matériel étant déjà sur place elle veut tenter l'ascension si elle se sent bien et si il y a une opportunité.
Yves Denis

Friday, April 20, 2012

Good news

My platelet account in my blood went down to normal. The antibiotics worked ;-)
I'm happy. Now I have to take it easy and get back in shape slowly.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Still sick ...

I am getting better, but I still have a high platelet account in my blood which is probably due to the end of an infection that I've contracted in Nepal. Doctors are still running some tests ... I hope to feel better soon, and start a speedy recovery ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Nepali New Year 2069 !!!!

Nepali Calendar (Bikram Sambat)

Nepal follows a different calendar system than in the West. According to this system, 2003-2004 is Bikram Sambat 2060. The New Year begins in mid-April. Like the Julian system, there are 12 months, each month beginning around the middle of a Western month.
* Festival dates are, however, determined by lunar calendar.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mountaineer and inspiration to all women, Sophie Denis INTERVIEW

Mountaineer and inspiration to all women, Sophie Denis dropped her career as a U.S. banker, moved to France, and made mountain climbing her full-time job. She has climbed mountains of various heights all over the world and feels more empowered by each mountain she climbs. But now Sophie’s aiming to climb six of Earth’s highest mountains this year, with the overall aim to be the first French person to realize one of the most difficult human endeavors on the planet: an ascent of the world’s 14 elite 8,000-meter peaks.


WAM: What would you like all women to know?

SD: You can be the woman you want to be. Through my performance, I hope to instill awareness on the individual endless possibility and inspire and empower women to climb their own Mount Everest.

WAM: How has climbing influenced other aspects of your life?

SD: When I am climbing, I take the opportunity to be more relaxed and take time for myself, to be spiritual and be in touch with nature. I try to remember this state of mind when I get stressed, unhappy, or overwhelmed. Climbing influences my psyche positively, takes me higher on one hand but down to earth on the other hand. I live with the locals; I am learning their culture, their language, and their traditions. It is as rich a human adventure as an outstanding sportive endeavor.