Kia Ora Namaste Whanau – UPDATE:

Kia Ora Namaste Whanau!

“I went to Nepal to see the biggest mountains on the planet and left with the knowledge that the people of this great land’s hearts are much, much bigger”

Post Nepal Update: It is hard to beleive it has been over a month since the rollarcoster ride that was the Active Hearts Foundation 2023 Ganesh Himal Charity Trek. It was still hands down the most difficult mission I have ever been on, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have fun. New friendships were forged and seeing my Nepali Brothers & Sisters again was food for the soul and much needed after a couple of years I’d rather not relive!

A HUGE THANKS goes out to the Heart Space Expeditions Team, both staff and my fellow foreigners. There were points at the start of the trip were I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew. Broken bodies aren’t meant to trek, however thanks to some very special humans I somehow crossed the finishing line. And that began the next phase of my life, a phase were I can do so much more than I thought I could. Pain has been turned into power, and that power will be used to fuel the next trip to the land of big mountains and even bigger hearts.

It has also been over a month since I lost my best mate and our team of two went back to just me. I can say for sure that in just under twelve months Ernest D Wilson guided me through some tough times. When you’re told you can’t do the job that you used to do and love it’s incredibly good to have a friend there to keep my head above the water. That little legend left a big impression and a hole in my world that will be near on impossible to fill.

The next steps moving on will be focusing on getting back to Nepal at least a couple of times a year and also working out what work I can do with what I’ve got.

The job hunt begins.

Future employer just a heads up that the tyres might be a little bit flat and the body on this old trekker may be a bit rough, but the engine is still running and the fuel is the drive to show my little mate the positive energy he instilled in me during his 13 months on this planet. Also I do have to take time off work twice a year to visit my equal first favourite country…

So much like when I had my injury back in 2020, I am now hiking towards the unknown. What ever happens next is up to the future, fate and my fondness for my four legged friend who really wasn’t afraid of anything. So I won’t be either.

Rest easy bud, I can feel your energenic Ernie energy instilled within for eternity…

New Zealand. What a place to explore!

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