Todd Samson’s Salute to Sherpas and Climbing Lobuche
What Todd Samson has been getting up to lately is far from tame. Todd Samson is an Australian Canadian television celebrity is currently in a show called Body Hack.
Each episode looks at a different group of people who are involved in extreme activity and how the body copes with it. Taking it one step further Todd Samson walks in their shoes for some time. The Nepalese episode looked at the life of the Sherpa people who work as porters along the Everest Base Camp Trail.
Todd attempted to carry a 30 kilo pack along the trail. To me it looked more. Safe to say he didn’t get very far with it, we didn’t see him carrying it in all the footage.The team – the Sherpas, Todd and the television crew for some reason were in a hurry to get to Lobuche East Base Camp to summit the mountain. So they ascended 600 metres each day to get to the point to summit Lobuche East, which I assume is called Lobuche East Base Camp. Six hundred metres a day! Six zero zero.
Increasing your altitude more than 300 metres a day is not recommended so increasing altitude 600 metres is nothing short of crazy. As he kept saying on the program. Don’t try this at home. Don’t try this in Nepal either. That someone didn’t die is amazing. They also summit-ed Lobuche East.
Anyway the man is a mad. A self confessed adrenaline junkie. Imagine living with him?!
Below the map shows Everest and Lobuche East peak that Todd Samson climbed after he way too quickly to the Lobuche East Base Camp.
Incidentally if anyone is wondering what we are doing next? There are two versions. Mine and the Trainer’s. He wants to climb a mountain. Island Peak to be precise. I have told him where he can put that idea.