Boston girl blogs as she summits Mount Everest


Rebecca Lengthy, an skilled climber from Boston, give up her job in March to realize a “life-long dream.”

Rebecca Long wears a bright yellow jacket and blue pants on Mount Everest
Rebecca Lengthy, an skilled climber from Boston, give up her job in March to climb Mount Everest. Photograph Courtesy of Melanie Lengthy

In March, Rebecca Lengthy give up her finance job to climb Mount Everest. On Thursday, the 28-year-old Boston girl is predicted to summit the world’s tallest mountain.

Lengthy, who has climbed volcanoes and a few of the tallest mountains on the earth, has spent the previous three months documenting and photographing her journey up Everest, running a blog every little thing from the “creepy teddy bear” she noticed when she arrived at Hamad Worldwide Airport in Doha, Qatar to the shortage of oxygen inflicting her to gasp for air as soon as she began making her means up the mountain.

In her first weblog entry Lengthy describes how after battling forwards and backwards together with her employer to permit her day without work to climb Everest, she finally made the choice to give up.

“I fought exhausting to retain my job after my 2.5 month hiatus, escalating to greater ups and providing to take unpaid depart, however my employer in the end wouldn’t chew, so I resigned with a purpose to climb Everest,” she wrote. “YOLO, proper?”

Lengthy mentioned the choice together with her household, who finally supported the mountainous selection and threw her an Everest get together. After spending a while together with her canine in Boston Widespread, and a farewell dinner with buddies, Lengthy was off to Qatar.

All through her first a number of weblog posts, Lengthy describes touring Doha, Qatar, earlier than touring to Kathmandu in Nepal. In Kathmandu, Lengthy met up with the remainder of her Worldwide Mountain Guides group, made up of a number of individuals who would trek to the bottom of the mountain and a smaller group of 5 climbers who would work to summit Everest.

Over the course of the trek, the group stayed in villages close to the bottom of the mountain, assembly locals over meals and tea. However as Lengthy describes, the trek and growing altitude quickly began to show troublesome, and interactions between the group grew to become tense. Of the climbers who began the trek, most dropped out and one died.

Photograph by Rebecca Lengthy

“The temper at dinner was tense,” Lengthy wrote in her eleventh weblog put up documenting the climb. “Summit-related anxieties are excessive and persons are beginning to snap at one another, irritability being a standard facet impact of excessive elevation. I additionally acquired the urge, and infrequently needed to remind myself to be good.”

On Sunday, Lengthy and the remaining climbers left to summit the mountain, and in response to Lengthy’s sister, are anticipated to achieve the highest by Thursday.

“She’s been writing a spectacular weblog documenting her expertise with humorous/dry wit and a novel perspective as a younger girl in a really male-dominated area, Melanie Lengthy, Rebecca’s sister, mentioned in an electronic mail to “With cathartic knowledge, she gives humility and hilarity by way of her weblog posts.”

Photograph by Rebecca Lengthy