Julia E Hubbel

Mar 21, 2018

7 min read
The author on the Everest Base Camp Hike, Nepal, at 61

Go Alone: A Woman Overseas

OH my god that’s so dangerous.

Aren’t you SCARED?

I couldn’t possibly do that.

Why don’t you go in a group? That’s so much SAFER.

In 1983, I threw a backpack over my shoulders- it was WAY too heavy- and headed to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.

Alone. I was barely 31.