Neville Sena Summits Mt. Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar

Neville Farrokh Sena, from Mumbai’s Dadar Parsi Colony, successfully completed the rigorous trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kalapatthar, on 12th and 13th May, 2019, respectively.

Starting out on 5th May, 2019, from Lukla, 45-year-old Neville Neville reach Phakding, followed by Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep, to finally reach the Everest Base Camp on the 12th, at the altitude of 5,364 meters or 17,598 feet ASL (Above Sea Level). A day later, he went on to summit Kalapatthar, at 5,555 meters or 18225 feet ASL. The daily average climb comprised 7 to 8 hours of steep climbing with a descent at certain places; including a two-day halt for altitude-acclimatization at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.

Sharing his experience with Parsi Times, Neville said, “It was a dream come true to Summit EBC and Kalapatthar! The trek to the top is extremely tough and challenging, but once you’re there, you realize it was all worth it! I did three to four cardio sessions weekly, with lower-body focused strength training to build endurance and power.”

A fitness enthusiast working in the finance sector, Neville has also participated in competitive long-distance races and Spartan open sprint races as well.  His next mission is to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here’s congratulating Neville on his outstanding and inspiring achievement, which was the consequence of his dedicated training, diligence, exemplary physical endurance and mental grit.

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