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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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Success

Irish times report Excellent news. I’m sure the man himself will post soon

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Acclimatisation finished

A couple of days ago I came back down from my last acclimatisation trip up the mountain. On the morning of the 6th I left basecamp and climbed directly to camp 2 with Ted Atkins. Pawel and Alex left later … Continue reading

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Up to Camp 2

On the 22nd I left early in the morning and climbed to Camp 1. Dawa sherpa climbed up too, and so did Dragan from my team. Not long after I arrived Mario from the independent team turned up. I took … Continue reading

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To Camp 1

Most of my team has now arrived in BC.  They need to stay put a while to acclimatise.  On the 16th I climbed to Camp 1 with Alex, Pawel and Mario.  I had been sitting around in BC for nine … Continue reading

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Basecamp

I left Kathmandu on the 26th March for an extremely long bus ride that took something like 30 hours with a few rest breaks. The bus left us at a place called Tharpu which is at about 1300m. I was … Continue reading

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