🎈HAPPY 66th BIRTHDAY to my Dad! 🎈 Dave Rasmussen He recently did 1 of 3 hikes as a fundraiser for Pulmonary Fibrosis. He did amazingly well and I'm so proud! Unfortunately after discussing his oxygen levels and heart rate results with his doctor, the doctor said "no more". His oxygen gets too low going uphill … Continue reading Happy Birthday
It’s been a while since I have created a post. I have been digesting the fact that I won’t be able to complete my last 2 hikes duo to my poor lung performance. My Doctor said I can’t let my oxygen saturation go below 90%. When training by climbing stairs my oxygen would get down … Continue reading New Reality
I asked my Family Doctor about my heart rate and oxygen saturation will I’m walking stairs as part of my exercise routine to get ready for my next 2 Hikes for Dave’s Breathtaking Adventure, and when I told him what my oxygen and heart rate get to he looked at me and said NO MORE, … Continue reading I Asked a Question and Got Scolded
Update in the June 19 Edition of the Free Press - Morinville of my June 3 Hike up Ha Ling Peak. http://cowleynewspapers.com/the-free-press/ This is a fundraiser for an incurable lung disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis - The Restrictive Disease, that kills 5,000 people a year in Canada and took the life of my brother, Brian, … Continue reading Update from Free Press Newspaper
After 2 weeks off to recover from my 1st hike it's now back to training. 242 stairs seems to be much harder than hiking up the mountain, mind you it was 27 Deg. C this afternoon. I might have bitten off more than I can chew with this "Breathtaking Adventure". I might try Rollerblading tomorrow … Continue reading What Have I Gotten Myself Into
Hiking Ha Ling Peak. Start elevation - 5,466 feet. Top elevation - 7,897 feet. Stopped elevation 7,656 feet. Had to stop 241 feet from top. See video on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Ul2MYzGBD0M
In case you were wondering I survived my first hike and I’m not still on the mountain. This is one of the hardest things I've ever done since 2 weeks of trying out to play junior hockey. It was definitely a Breathtaking Adventure. I started out on June 1st and 2nd getting acclimatized to 4,722 … Continue reading I’m Still Breathing
Cold evening but kept warm thanks to @liveoutthere for the Down Jacket. Kept dry in the rain thanks to @arcteryxwestedmonton . Had a good sleep in my sleeping bag thanks to @valhallapureoutfitters . Thanks to @atmooutdoor for the backpack to carry all my items for this adventure.
Made it to Banff Tunnel Mountain Campground for the next 2 nights. I’m sleeping in the tent, daughter gets trailer. Tomorrow is altitude adjustment day. Then Sunday June 3 first hike for Dave’s Breathtaking Adventure.
Training on stairs for my upcoming fundraiser for Pulmonary Fibrosis and in memory of my Brother who past away in January 2017 https://youtu.be/WEaoL8aNAvU