- I can't afford it. It is so expensive. While I have improved my saving skills (just ask about the Dawn soap) I don't have the money to "retire" for seven weeks and travel abroad to the resort known as Everest Basecamp and South Col. If I had the money, I would probably go.
- There are a couple interesting opportunities, mostly engineering career related, that will happen in the spring and summer of 2013 that I would like to attend. The kind of opportunities that I will be able to talk about being a contributing member for the next couple decades.
That's it. The hidden message, which I will explicitly write because people don't always understand reading between the lines, I am going in April and May 2014.