Seven months ago I embarked upon an incredible journey. I trekked Mount Everest reaching the elevation of 18,000 feet where breathing oxygen is so light that mosquitos can’t survive.I didn’t achieve this destination by accident. I set a goal, focused my intention, and achieved something that was extraordinarily important to me. In taking on this amazing trek, I learned a lot about Asia, mountain trekking, and the indigenous people of the Himalayan mountains. While there, I learned something even more important. Everything I gave to achieve my goal, I got back 100 fold. Now, as a result to giving so much to get to Everest, I have so much more to give to others.
Every year, the Gainey Club’s Activities Director Shelly McGann hosts an annual Hotter than Heck hike for Village members who are in town during the month of August and wish it was November.