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Departure Day Has Arrived At Last!

March 1, 2012

D-Day we thought it would never come…..

Well it’s certainly been a journey so far and we haven’t even hit the track yet, but to get to where we are now we needed help and support. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Rockstars for their commitment to training and for all the hard work everyone has put into this adventure… guys rock! To the Families of the Team thanks so much for giving us all the freedom to train so much and for tolerating the constant talk about Everest and the track ,im sure you’ll be glad to see the back of us all so you don’t have to hear about it for a while, thanks so much for giving us all this great gift of time to achieve our goals. To everyone who has trained with us and supported in their own way and for those of you who have commented on our blog thanks so much, I want you to know that every time we have a positive comment or any encouragement from you it would keep us motivated and we would constantly talk about this while out trekking ….thanks to you all and never underestimate the power of a positive comment as sometimes it was all we needed to get us off our butts and try that little bit harder. To my Mum & Dad a special thanks to you for understanding right from the start why I wanted to do this and for supporting the idea and encouraging me to jump right in and do it….I love you both very much. To Lisa my beautiful wife, Mitch & Bay I will never be able to repay this gift guys thanks for all the support and love you have shown and for putting up with me for this last year as I know I have been a bit obsessed with the end goal and at times training seemed to come first, thanks for your patience and tolerance it is something I will never foget, I hope that someday in the future that this little adventure is insperation to my 2 boys Mitch & Bay and they take from this that if you put your mind to it you can achive anything you desire, like it says on our team shirts “It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”… you always x.

I have actually recorded a short video so say all of the above in a more personal way however it is taking so long to load to the site that it wont be ready till after we go so ill post it as soon as I can for you all. I will try my very best to keep you all updated on our trip as it unfolds by sending mesages and photo’s but this will depend on coverage on the mountain but im sure every few days this will be possible…..See you all soon Cheers Mike 


11 Comments leave one →
  1. Sharon Lowrey permalink
    March 1, 2012 6:12 am

    Best wishes for a fabulous trip. Looking forward to watchubg your progress. Safe travels and most of all……………enjoy!

  2. Sue Macgregor permalink
    March 1, 2012 6:16 am

    Best of luck Rockstars! We’ll be thinking of you, take care out there!

  3. Jan Woodham permalink
    March 1, 2012 6:18 am

    you made me cry!! God Speed Everest Rockstars, go forth and conquer…:)

  4. Tineke ording permalink
    March 1, 2012 8:15 am

    Fly high, trek hard, and always have fun!

  5. Robin Tiffin permalink
    March 1, 2012 9:24 am

    Good Luck Mike and the rest of the rockstars. Keep your mind on the job at hand , stay alert , never give up ,work as a team , look out for your mates and you will achieve your goal.
    I will worry with Dad.


  6. Libby Kelly permalink
    March 1, 2012 10:57 am

    Hey Anth and the Rockstar team, I wish you all an amazing adventure…Go Hard and achieve your dream, you are all ledgends already for going for it!!!!
    Love ya lots big brother

  7. Danielle Roberts permalink
    March 1, 2012 12:11 pm

    Congratulations Rockstars! Stay safe and looking forward to watching your progress

  8. Ian Lang permalink
    March 1, 2012 7:26 pm

    Good luck and god bless what a great adventure

  9. Gary Wert Snr. permalink
    March 1, 2012 9:28 pm

    woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee go boys go x kickarse take care i love yous all from ol ma mars bars ma wert toodles oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo~!@#$%^&*(*&^%$#@#$%^&*(&^%$#@#$%^&

  10. Gary Wert Snr. permalink
    March 1, 2012 10:09 pm

    ol ma wert woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee go boys go x kickbut x take care cos i luv yous all toodles from ol ma wert mars bars oxoxoxoxox`~!@#$%^&*(*&^%$#$%^&

  11. Sharron Canning permalink
    March 2, 2012 12:00 am

    Goodmorning Anth and Rockstars to see the excitement on your faces last night was so special and something that I shall never forget. I am so excited for you, especially my hubby Anth. The mateship that you have forged over the last 18 months is truly inspirational, enjoy the start of your amazing adventure!

    Sharron xoxoxoxo

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