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IMA Everest basecamp trek

Why and How the Everest Base Camp Trek?

by TONY OLEJNICKI | Creator of the QLS Program

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a very dangerous symptom associated with the high altitude. The cause of it is very well understood and the treatment is 100% effective if executed timely but, if neglected it can lead to death. So why do tourists die not only on Everest climb at 8848m but merely hiking to the Everest Base Camp at 5300m? As an experienced exercise physiologist and operator of Himalayan climbs and bike rides, I have asked myself this question every time I hear another pointless death. So, how to make the Everest base Camp trek safe and enjoyable?
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Upper Mustang Ride

Himalayan Adventure an Innovative Passport to a Better Life

by TONY OLEJNICKI | Creator of the QLS Program

The ups and downs of the job and the stress from competitive pressure are manageable in short-term and even beneficial to stimulate the mind. With an increased pressure to ‘perform’ the answer is in an increase of the productivity.

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Rafal Majka wins stage 11 Tour de France 2016

King of the Mountains-Rafal Majka

By Tony Olejnicki

Rafal Majka 25 years old Polish rider is undoubtedly 2016 Tour’s King of the Mountains. The pro since 201, he is a very durable climber and stage racer with his favourite races Tour de France and  Vuelta a España

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Biggest Loser

The Biggest Winner – Escape to Reality

by TONY OLEJNICKI | Creator of the QLS Program

Contestants of the “The Biggest Loser” reality show lost tons of weight to regained it with the vengeance. It is a valuable life lesson for all of us struggling in personal and professional endeavors, and not only with the game of weight gain and loss.
Taking on a personal challenge to get out of comfort zone is an enriching and a necessary experience of a meaningful life for any office worker strapped motionlessly to the chair. Why is the Himalayan high altitude adventure a perfect life-saving solution?

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Creativity Physical Visual Challenge

What Being Professional and Creative Have in Common?

by TONY OLEJNICKI inspired by Austin Kleon ‘Steal Like an Artist’

The answer to this simple question is a complex one but extremely important for professional success.

Being professional means doing your job well with as few mistakes as possible. Being bounded by company procedures one doesn’t necessary have to be creative. In fact creativity may hinder your work efficiency. So on the surface it seems that professionalism and creativity don’t mix well.

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Ride to Lake Tilicho

Annapurna Circuit Himalayan Bike Ride a taste of high altitude endurance

Full Annapurna Circuit mountain bike ride is a very physical level adventure, which will raise your metabolism to levels you can rarely experience, the best possible gift one can offer to their body and mind. It is an adventure for experienced and fit mountain bike rider, however there is a way of combing trekking on the way up and a tremendous 3000m downhill.

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12 Important Things in Personal Life


In response to the Oracle of Delphi, declaring him the wisest man on earth, Socrates replied:

“I know one thing: that I know nothing.”

It has always puzzled me, what it actually means. It is a strange paradox to hear from wise, well-educated man such a self-deprecating statement. Socrates was too wise to engage in self-deprecation, he knew his value to society, his position and knowledge. What he meant was that the knowledge and wisdom are endless, so even the wisest man can and should learn from others. The open mind is the sign of a wise and experienced man, who learns from others mistakes in preference to learning from his own.

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Sherpa patients, heppiness, lessons to learn

Himalayan Climbing-A Sense of Transcendental Meditation

Be patient and open to the journey as well as the destination.

“We in the West tend to want quick fix and quick gain. But trekking in the Himalayas takes a different mindset, an almost transcendental state while hiking or climbing.”

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0-2-climbers in Kanchenjunga basecamp-processed

Loneliness is bad for you, reported by a study, but is it a reality?

The fact, that meaningful socializing with loved once and friends improve long-term health and may reduce risk of cognitive decline has been known for long time. On the other hand, loneliness is linked to high blood pressure, inflammation and a weakened immune system.
So, How Friends Make You Healthier? It is both chemical and psychological, after all human animal is very complex chemical system. Continue reading