Podcast: Episode 228: Rachel Boim: Learning about FKTs around the World!


What route has tea houses, prayer flags, yak jams and is all above 3000 meters?
Join host Heather Anderson on today's episode to travel Nepal's Namche Bazaar to Everest Basecamp route with Rachel Boim. This direct route is well-traveled and only has a few technical sections, but plenty of other obstacles...including the four-legged kind. 

Hear all about how Rachel completed the 72km roundtrip in just over 17 hours, spurred on by the reward of pizza and beer if she made it back in time! In addition to her supported adventure to and from EBC, Rachel shares her training, how altitude affects her, and what prompted her to begin setting mountain FKTs. 

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