My daughters at the top of Ha Ling Peak years ago. I hope to recreate that picture with my oldest daughter on Sunday June 3.
So I was told I needed to do stairs to work the legs and also get some aerobics in. So I picked the Grandview Stairs at Whitemud Park in Edmonton. 242 stairs up and a vertical of 124 feet 3 times. Felt pretty go after, should have done this sooner. 10 days to the beginning … Continue reading Stairs – Why?
There are only 10 days left until I leave for Banff for 2 days to get acclimatized to the altitude and then the first hike on Sunday June 3. Long range forecast during the day is 12 Deg C and rain/snow mix. Get to put my rain jacket, down-jacket and lighter jacket to use. Also … Continue reading Getting Closer to the Hike
I would like to say a big thank you to Medigas, 5223-86 St. Edmonton for setting me up with a small oxygen bottle and regulator to take along on my hikes in case of an emergency where I have reached my altitude limit and need some oxygen to get back down, which I hope I … Continue reading A Big Thank you To Medigas
Saw my Respirator Specialist yesterday, stats haven't changed so it's a go for my fundraising hikes. Have to spend 2 days at 5,000 feet to get acclimatized to the altitude before I hike the mountain. Respiratory Specialist also gave me a prescription for a small oxygen bottle, which I picked up today, just for emergencies … Continue reading It’s a Go
Update to Dave's Breathtaking Adventure
Today I had my 6 month Lung Function Test and some of stats were low. I hope when I see my Respiratory Specialist on May 16 he gives me the okay to continue with my hiking fundraiser. I'm also going ask him if he thinks I should also have a "High Altitude Test" as I … Continue reading Lung Function Test