Every climb starts with a single step. This is my first step. Towards sanity and Mount Everest. The journey is long and most people never reach the top. Some give up, some waste their time on different distractions thus lack the time and strength to make that final push. Some never ever try. Some are not even aware that there is a peak to reach. Some slip and keep slipping never reaching their full potential. This climb is a one time kind of climb. No second chance. When your time is over it is over. Im 37. My time is ticking away. I cannot waste my time anymore visiting whorehouses in Kathmandu. Today I am packing my gear, food supplies, a compass, a map and gathering my support group. My Higher Power will be my helper and companion that will mean the most. No painkillers this time around. I will reach Base Camp late today. I will take time to aclimitaize and prepare. My daily rituals and detailed daily plan will be posted. This journal will serve as my log book. Can't go back, they only way is forward. Wish me luck!