Bety Taneas - Overcoming Fear To Make My Dream to Climb the Himalayas Come True
Dive:Adventurer - Traveler (World) Description: Loves traveling the world Level: Level 1 Level Requirements: Has been to one foreign country Certified On:
Jul 31, 2022
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1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?
In my 30s, I dreamed to have an adventure life by hiking the Himalayas Mountain. I’ve listened some stories from people about how wonderful 'the Himalayas Mountains are. But I never hike for multiple days at anywhere in my life and I can’t find any friend to go with me at the moment so I’ve decided to be fearless by traveling alone in order to make my dream comes true. I choose Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal as my destination for some reasons.
2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?
I have considered it for several months as my family doesn’t support me to go alone and worry about the risk. My friends told me that I am only wasting money and time for hiking the mountain especially being a solo female traveler. They worried that I can't make it because I never hike in my life. They suggest me to start hiking from the nearest place at town before doing multiple hikes at Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal. Himalayas Mountain is in my mind, it’s one of my dreams to explore the world, so I just want to make it happen and I will make it happen no matter what. That’s the moment when I have been fearless.
3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
Preparing the right physics as it’s my first time in life to hike, so I need to train on walking up and down long sets of stairs by carrying a weighted backpack. I also have experienced Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) after hiking for 5 days and have a headache as the brain is starved for oxygen.
4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
It’s easy getting there and back. I don’t need any special skill to hike. I can immerse myself with the nature to enjoy the beautiful of Himalayas Mountain. The feeling is just wonderful to me.
5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?
1. Never fear to pursue what you want and never depend on others to make it happen. Let your dreams come true!
2. Say “Hello” and smile to make new friends along the journey
3. Be prepared well for anything before traveling, research the place you are going and know the weather as well
4. Tell your family and friends where you are going, leave them your contact just in case something bad happens, they can find you.
5. Always trust your gut feeling on the road.
6. Get travel insurance for safe travel.
6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.
Google can give you lots of information before traveling and hiking. Here are some specific links.
Resource 1: Tripadvisor - To get some information and review about the place to visit
Resource 2: World Atlas - Some information about Himalayas
7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).
After the trips, I just felt that I can do anything now and be fearless. The trail was like a roller coaster, go up and go down continuously, just like what life is. Nepali used to say “Namaste” to greet people, by pressing their palms together on chest which meaning is “I see the God within you.” It’s a wonderful culture and all of them are friendly too. I’ve experienced the typical Nepali village, local people, and also their way of living the traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. I’ve seen the beautiful views along the journey as well. As a beginner to hike, it's not easy for me at first to experience altitude sickness and even dealing with bad weather but in the end, I can make it. It’s an unforgettable moment and a life changing experience to me, it's worth visiting in life.
8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?
I would like to share some photos and climbing permit during the trips
9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?
Yes, I will because I love to learn different cultures, tastes, and trying new things in life. There are so many beautiful countries I want to visit in the future, and they are on my list.
10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?
No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.
And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Bety Taneas is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Adventurer - Traveler (World) - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!
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