Here I am on the trail to Mount Everest, with the Khumbu Glacier that creates those infamous ice falls down below. This year, I took a year off and traveled the world, including a month exploring Nepal. For over two weeks, I hiked around the breaktakingly dramatic Himalayas and explored mountain towns on my way to and from Everest Base Camp. It was May, summitting season, and when I finally got to the base of the mountain, there were hundreds of bright yellow tents of summiting hopefuls. On that very day, the first team of the year reached the top. A magnificent experience, I have a thousand more stories I'd like to share. Out of a whole year of travel around Asia, Africa, and Europe, getting to Everest was a clear highlight!