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SELF COACHING EXPERIMENT: Rebecca's Nepal Mount Everest Trekking Diary 2/19: TRUST STRANGERS

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Lukla, Tenzing-Hillary Airport, 2860m above sea level. In order to get from Kathmandu to the Everest region in the Himalayas, all roads run through Lukla, more precisely one of the smallest airports in the world, in the midst of steep glens. With a runway of 527m × 30m, it is also one of the most dangerous in the world. The runway looks like a ramp. On arrival, the planes land uphill and use this additional braking effect. At the start on the contrary, it goes all down the ramp... and then (mostly) upwards. ;) An experience for itself! So sympathic flight airlines like Yeti Airlines or Tara Air may sound, especially trustworthy, the flight seemed not at first sight, because shortly before departure, a person and a few pieces of baggage had to be loaded on a different plane to be able to take off. Not particularly helpful during all this waiting also is to read the list of all airplane crashes in the last few years. What can you do? There's only one option: TRUST. I looked in the face of our guide. He smiled with sovereign peace and joy. I was reassured. Why should something go wrong? I'm an optimist in principle and told me inside the belief " everything will be fine!" and I decided to consider this flight as an adventure. I took pictures and made videos of my fellow passengers and crew and had great fun! And so it was that we were rewarded with breathtaking views of the Himalayas and a spectacular professional landing. Instead of focusing on what things could go wrong, I did exactly the opposite and focused on what's going to go well, which will bring fun and adventure. And in the sense of a self-fulfilling prophecy, things usually come in the same way that they before have been predicted by your beliefs (unconsciously). Trust. Try it out, too...


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