My dream to climb the Seven Summits — the 7 highest peaks of the world per continent — is slowly but surely becoming a reality as I get ready to scale Denali!
Here’s the rundown: Elbrus (Europe – climbed!), Everest (Asia), Kilimanjaro (Africa – climbed!), Aconcagua (South America – climbed!), Denali (North America – attempted in 2019), Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania), and Vinson (Antarctica).
After attempting Denali in 2019 and stopping at 17199 ft / 5242m due to a very high fever (over 39°C / 102.2°F), here I am again!
That said, of course we are well-trained and very well equipped! Following my prep for the South Pole ski tour scheduled for December 2021, I decided to modify our Denali sleds to make them more practical. Big budget but I’m proud of the result!
As you know, I was born with Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and thus suffer from joint issues and other related problems. I have to admit that an MRI I took last week did give me a little scare. But in my classic style, I bend, but don’t break…I integrate the facts and transcend them!
And I get help for my joints from the best kinesiotherapist/osteopath, Véronique Schilliger, who is based in Paris.
If you’re out there and want more info, check her out at KINE OSTEO COACHING (PS. Tell her I sent you! A big thank you to Sophie Godard who once introduced me to this bone angel).
I won’t personally have much in the way of connectivity, only via satellite for emergencies and potentially send one or two photos that I will have my team post on my Instagram account @valerieorsoni.
However, you can follow me live via my GPS tracker by clicking on this link: TRACKER
This year, so far only 6 people have made it to the top. No pressure 🙂
It’s going to be intense…there’ll be great moments of joy and very difficult times, too. We’re going to be cold throughout the expedition. But we’re going to celebrate every moment!
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