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A jaunt up Mont Blanc

I recently got around to climbing Mont Blanc.  A nice day out but a little windy.

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RGS Explore Weekend

This weekend the RGS are holding their annual expedition and fieldwork planning weekend. On Saturday I will be on the Mountaineering and Trekking panel to give advice to delegates. http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Fieldwork+and+Expeditions/GO+seminars+and+workshops/Explore/Explore.htm  

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Kangchenjunga photos and video

I have added a gallery of photos and a video from the Kangchenjunga expedition:

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Rescue

Brazilian-American team mate Cleo Weidlich got into trouble on the way down.  On descent from the summit she began to lose her vision, and she had also sustained an injury to her right knee which occurred at 8500m that turns … Continue reading

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Summit

On the 16th May I left basecamp and climbed direct to Camp 2.  I moved much faster than previous trips which gave me confidence.  The following day I climbed to Camp 3 (7000m) in slightly over 3 hours, again an … Continue reading

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Beginning the trek

I’ve been in Kathmandu for the past two days sorting out last minute things and eating lots.  I’m leaving tomorrow to start the trek to basecamp with the sherpa crew, which will take roughly two weeks.  I should start to … Continue reading

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To Kathmandu

The expedition has almost begun! I am flying to Kathmandu tomorrow, will sort out some last minute things there and then leave on the 25th to start the trek to Kangchenjunga.  The trek is about 100km and will take a … Continue reading

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Team ON Athlete

I’m glad to say that I am now one of the Team Optimum Nutrition athletes.  Have a look at my profile and the other Team ON athletes on their website:

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Leki

Leki have kindly supplied me with a pair of Carbonlite Aergon Speedlock poles.  I can’t wait to put them to use.

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Training article

I have written a detailed article on exactly what kind of training I’m doing for the expedition.  Have a look here:

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