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Training for everest
Training for everestThe first question I'm asked when I tell people I'm going to Everest is (after WHY CLIMB IT?) what type of training I do.The simple answer is, I’ve been training for it since I decided to climb the 7 summits back in April 2014. That’s four years of dedicated, intense training. Each mountain… Continue reading Training for everest
Pyrenees solo
Day 0 London Gatwick Airport to BarcelonaUnboxing my bike at Barcelona airport, my heart almostsank when I saw my front tyre completely flat. I remembered I had a patchedinner tube in there, so I grabbed the spare one I took with me. Which was alsoa patched inner! Spent the next 2 hours pumping up and… Continue reading Pyrenees solo
An honest confession about injury
An honest confession about injuryJust reaching mile 9. Easy-peasy so far. It is a beautiful morning; crispy air, sun shining and I’m still buzzing from racing the Ironman 70.3 in Zell Am See, Austria the week before. I’m back in the UK for about five days, already run a half marathon distance training two days… Continue reading An honest confession about injury
How to get trough an injury
How to get through an injury and come out mentally & physically strongerYou’re training for a race or an expedition. Things are going well; fitness where it should be, finally got your diet dialled in, managing to juggle work and training and got all your kit ready. You’re ticking off the days on your calendar… Continue reading How to get trough an injury
6th summit
Carstensz Pyramid Mar '17 (6th '7summit')Carstensz is near the Equator so there is no ‘season’ to climb it. “There’s bad weather all year around” or as I approached it, you can attempt toclimb it anytime! And because organising an expedition to the mountain is a logistical nightmare, you really are in the hands of the… Continue reading 6th summit
Climbing the Matterhorn
Climbing the MatterhornI was telling my friends the other day that at the end of every summer I look back and think.. yeah I’ve had a good one! Whether I‘d do an epic European road trip or venture further, I make sure my summers are filled with adventures, laughs, family & friends’ time, incredible sunsets,… Continue reading Climbing the Matterhorn
The Hurt half marathon
The Hurt half marathonQuads now recovered from the race in the Surrey Hills, I still can't stop thinking (and laughing) about how I managed to get lost on a marked route (in the second lap!) :)Wandering off the course during a half means that you quickly realise something has gone wrong, the downside is that… Continue reading The Hurt half marathon
Why you should spend the weekend in the Peak District..
Why you should spend the weekend in the Peak District..1. It's closer than you think.For Londoners: Get yourself out of bed early enough on a Saturday and you can reach the beautiful south side of the Peaks like the Dovedale Nature Reserve inless than 3 hours by car. If you don't drive or have access… Continue reading Why you should spend the weekend in the Peak District..
Welcome to my challenge
Welcome to my challengeAlexandra had her first taste of climbing mountains in March 2012 when she made a solo three-week trek in the Nepal Himalayas. The experience was life changing and inspired Alexandra to reach even greater heights by setting one of the biggest goals of her life so far – to climb the 7… Continue reading Welcome to my challenge
The Suunto Run Wimbledon 10k
The Suunto Run Wimbledon 10kPicking up a left hip tendonities in May was no fun. First of all, injured for a week I ran a hilly off road half marathon (did well but I was in agony) I had to cancel all upcoming triathlons and running races I had booked in the diary. Luckily cycling… Continue reading The Suunto Run Wimbledon 10k
And the winner of the Revolve 6 hour race is…
And the winner of the Revolve 6 hour race is…Tan lines slowly disappearing from my legs and arms and the Prudential Ride 100 (MILES) behind I needed a new challenge. I googled ‘ endurance cycling race UK’ and the first result was a race called Revolve 24 Brands Hatch in September. Endurance race tick, racing… Continue reading And the winner of the Revolve 6 hour race is…
Super summer
Super summerAs summer was approaching I planned for a different climbing experience but I simply can’t complain.It all started when my Land Rover broke down half an hour down the M25 as we were driving towards Dover, the gateway of 2.5 weeks of fun in Switzerland in France. As we were being towed back to… Continue reading Super summer
8 days at the High Altitude Training Centre, Iten
8 days at the High Altitude Training Centre,ItenWe were half way through our 13km morning run on the dirt road when we met a group of Kenyans running the opposite way, on this section up the hill. They looked strong, determined and focused. I looked at my watch; we’ve only covered 5km and the sun… Continue reading 8 days at the High Altitude Training Centre, Iten
And the smile is back on the face…
And the smile is back on your face…By now I’ve learnt that after each expedition I need to give my body some time to recover. Usually I am so shattered from the climb and lack of food on the mountain that once I’ve landed and sorted out my gear, washed my expedition clothes I hit… Continue reading And the smile is back on the face…
Aconcagua
Carstensz Pyramid Mar '17 (6th '7summit')The noise of the tent’s cheap nylon wildly flapping right by my head woke up me. Weather forecast was right; it has been a windy night at Camp Colera, 6000m. I am buried deep into my sleeping bag, it is warm and cosy. I check my watch, 10 minutes after… Continue reading Aconcagua
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See 29. Aug
Ironman 70.3 Zell am See 29 AugRegistering for a half ironman without any previous triathlon experience and the lack of ability to swim might have been a silly thing to do but I actually quite enjoy the thrill of throwing myself into the completely unknown. Opportunities to challenge our bodies in various events are everywhere,… Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Zell am See 29. Aug
Prudential Ride London 100
Prudential Ride London 100Exactly a year ago, I was watching those crazy cyclists shooting past the gallery in Wimbledon village in the pouring rain. I thought they were mad. Doing a 100 mile bike ride on a day like that? What’s the big fuss?I’m talking about the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100. Those of you… Continue reading Prudential Ride London 100
Stage 19, L’Etape du Tour Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire, Sunday 19 July
Stage 19, L’Etape du Tour Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire, Sunday 19 JulyWhen I read the big yellow sign by the side of the road saying “Even Contador’s legs are hurting” I had to chuckle. This was one of the motivational messages the Etape du Tour organisers came up with to get the riders push through… Continue reading Stage 19, L’Etape du Tour Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire, Sunday 19 July
Climbing Denali / Mt. McKinley, la Preparation
Climbing Denali / Mt. McKinley, la PreparationIn January this year I knew Ihad to make up my mind and decide which company I wanted to climb with and book it as all groups were filling up quickly. I had four months to train, which seemed long at the time. To keep myself busy in the… Continue reading Climbing Denali / Mt. McKinley, la Preparation
Climbing Denali/ McKinley 9-23 June, la Expedition
Climbing Denali/ McKinley 9-23 June, la ExpeditionThe highest mountain in North America with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet/ 6,186m, Denali or Mt McKinley in Alaska was going to be my highest mountain of the 7 summits. It is the third most prominent peak after Everest and Aconcagua (lowest point to summit) from the Kahiltna… Continue reading Climbing Denali/ McKinley 9-23 June, la Expedition
Climbing Denali / Mt. McKinley la Summit and Death March
Climbing Denali / Mt. McKinley la Summit and Death March”Monday 22 June SUMMITED!!!! Day ‘who knows and counts anymore’ on the mountain We moved to High Camp 17,200’ yesterday.. as I suspected the fixed lines were my favourite parts and boy we had two long sections of them. The move goes like this; attach your… Continue reading Climbing Denali / Mt. McKinley la Summit and Death March
Antarctica, the coldest desert in the world
Antarctica, the coldest desert in the world”Team, we are turning back. We can climb in complete white-out, extreme cold or high winds. But when you have all three elements against you it's safer to turn around” said Mike, our guide andseven times Vinson summitter. It was soul destroying, quite frankly. We had all been working… Continue reading Antarctica, the coldest desert in the world
The Swiss Alps & Matterhorn
The Swiss Alps & MatterhornWhen I learnt I could take a couple of days off from work there was only one place I wanted to go back to. The Alps.I booked my flight, train and accommodation about 2 weeks ago and immediately started looking into possible places to go hiking. My destination had to be… Continue reading The Swiss Alps & Matterhorn
Kilimanjaro, hakuna matata!
Kilimanjaro, hakuna matata!We reached camp number 4 ntoday.. feels wrong to pull out my macbook in this environment but I’ve got a free afternoon and I’m excited to tell you all about the trip so far..After landing at Kilimanjaro airport on Thursday I was met by a smiling african man who took me to the… Continue reading Kilimanjaro, hakuna matata!
Preparation is almost everything
Preparation is almost everythingI am always amazed how your body changes in between expeditions and prepares for the next challenge..It’s been 45 days since I stood on the top of Mont Blanc after having made it to the top on my own. During that day and a half, I put my body through some extreme… Continue reading Preparation is almost everything
Mont Blanc solo climb on 17 July
Mont Blanc solo climb on 17 JulyShortly after I returned from a successful expedition to the top of Mt Elbrus in June, I started looking into doing a solo attempt on Mont Blanc, as a training climb for the next '7 summit' peak. I was still in a good shape but knew it would be… Continue reading Mont Blanc solo climb on 17 July
Expeditions confirmed
Expeditions confirmedKilimanjaro, Africa: 4-14 September 2014Carstensz Pyramid, Oceania: 3-16 October 2014Vinson Massif, Antarctica: 23 November – 9 December 2014INSTAGRAM FEED Click and follow© copyright 2021 by Alexandra Nemeth
Thank you
Thank youI am overwhelmed by the amount of support and positive words I've been receiving since endeavouring to climb the 7 summits.It gives me an immense amount of energy and I am so thankful for everything. Mom & Dadmy dear friends – you know who you areTim M. & Claire K.Nuffield Health Wimbledon for providing an… Continue reading Thank you
Let’s b-eat this!
Let's b-eat this!There’s a charity close to my heart and I just wish I knew about it when I was 16…It is called b-eat and for the past 21 years they have been working with people affected by eating disorders and working in partnership with the media to promote positive reporting about these challenging conditions.I… Continue reading Let’s b-eat this!
The climb
The climbIt’s 3pm on Tuesday 10th of June. I’m back in the comfort of my tent at Base Camp and decided to sum up the previous 8 days.. It’s not easy!When I landed in Minerlanye Vody on the 2nd and after waiting for an hour at the airport, a taxi driver turned up and said… Continue reading The climb
Tour de Magyarorszag
Tour de Magyarorszag(A one off article in Hungarian. For English please click translate at the bottom of this page. )Amikor repjegyet foglaltam haza nem ugy keszultem hogy vegig turnezom a 6 napot de igy alalkult es milyen jo volt!Komlo TV-nel kezdtem ahol talan meg nehez volt ertelmes mondatokat magyaruln kipreselnem igy parszor ujra kellett venni… Continue reading Tour de Magyarorszag
The packing…
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The training
The trainingIn 2 weeks I'll be packing (and probably panicking) for Elbrus! Here is how I prepare myself physically for the first summit:Monday & Wednesday evening spinning classes at Kings Sport in Wimbledon. The three instructors are absolutely fantastic; Mike, Lisa and Louise. We do a lot of hills, sprints and intervals, the classes are… Continue reading The training
The mountain!
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The plan
The PlanJust over a month ago I decided to climb the 7 summits- the 7 highest mountains on the 7 continents. These are:Mt Elbrus 5642m Russia – EUROPEKilimanjaro 5892m Tanzania – AFRICACarstensz Pyramid 4884m Indonesia – OCEANIAVinson Massif 4892m – ANTARCTICAAconcagua 6962m Argentina – SOUTH AMERICAMt McKinley 6194m Alaska – NORTH AMERICAMt Everest 8848m Nepal… Continue reading The plan

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