Meet the Trekkers!
There was a pre-departure meeting and social on Wednesday evening for the Leeds group going out to Everest on the Base Camp Trek. It was good to finally meet some more of the group that would be going up the mountain with me.The meeting was informal, held in a room upstairs in a pub opposite the university. We went over bits and pieces such as medical forms, booking forms, insurance (which I still haven't got!!!! - but I will get very soon) the itinerary, and general questions. We saw some pictures and video footage of the trek. It's all getting very exciting!There were nine of us at the meeting. In addition to Dave and I, there was Chris who I went bag packing with, Lucy, Jack and Paul who I met at the last social and some new people I hadn't met before: Hannah, who's Irish and studying at Edinburgh University but is going out with the Leeds group; Alex, who's American; and Andy who's on the Leeds Uni film/TV crew and will be making a documentary while we're out there!After the meeting we went downstairs to have some drinks and get to know each other better. Everyone's very friendly and we all got on immediately, sharing our anxieties/excitement about the trip and how our training's been going. I'm really looking forward to going out!!!