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What will your climb in­volve? About 10 weeks with four camps. The ap­proach will take about eight days to cover over 100 kilo­me­tres.

In 2007, you suf­fered a ma­jor back in­jury and were told you’d never walk. How did you over­come this? Ev­ery night I vi­su­al­ized my­self climb­ing Ever­est. In my dreams, I was wear­ing a red one piece. A co-worker in­tro­duced me to neuro-ver­te­bral de­com­pres­sion. I reached out to a com­pany to cover the $ 5,000 and they said they’d give me $ 50,000 and cover my trip to Ever­est.

My boyfriend was vis­it­ing me and asked if I needed any­thing for my trip. He opened a bag and gave me a red high-al­ti­tude one-piece suit. He didn’t know about my dreams. I started cry­ing and I said. “I just have to go to the sum­mit now,” be­cause it was my dreams com­ing true. Then, on May 19, 2012, I stood on top.

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