Fall 2018

Original plans to spend September in Europe climbing changed quickly and now I’m leading 4 people to Cho Oyu in Tibet. Sixth highest of the 8000m peaks it is 8201m with stunning views onto Everest, Shishapangma, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and the whole Himalayan range. This will be my fourth time and this time I’ll beContinue reading “Fall 2018”

Training for the Himalayan season

  The best place to be in Europe this February and March was Spain. I managed to dodge the bad weather and get some great training on the bike, running and of course rock climbing. The Sierra mountain ranges and parques naturals just north of Malaga were stunning. The hills and crags in south eastContinue reading “Training for the Himalayan season”

Another Aconcagua success

Aconcagua and Argentina is always such a great trip to lead. On the 8th January, the 13 who started out for the summit all 13 stood on the top of the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres.

What we did and didn’t do on Everest

On 16th May 2017 I stood on the top of Everest. I wasn’t the youngest on the summit. I wasn’t the first Brit. I probably wasn’t even the first from my street in Sheffield. We did have the first Slovenian success from the North side. Ever. We didn’t make a big fuss about it. WhenContinue reading “What we did and didn’t do on Everest”

Everest Preparation down south

  In January we started our year of travelling, climbing, biking, racing… The last 3 months have been spent in the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. The weather was perfect as was the snow conditions and 6 weeks climbing the mountains of the South Island such as Aspiring and Cook was amazing.

Everest reflections so far

Today we arrive back in Kathmandu after our 10 days trekking to acclimatise. We are 14 people and will say goodbye to 3 before heading to Everest Basecamp in China on the north side. We reached an altitude of 5600m and as a team have got to know each other. The barriers have dropped andContinue reading “Everest reflections so far”

It can only get better

Amazing food and restaurant life in Thamel, Kathmandu Not a good start to the Everest expedition, cracked a tooth on the plane and now waiting a root canal

Looking forward to seeing these guys soon

Without these guys, climbing high mountains is impossible A 2 part article about the background of the Sherpa people and some of the great mountaineers and people that I have climbed with See you all in a couple of days in KTM Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, Ang Dawa Sherpa, Dawa Jamba Sherpa, Jangbu Sherpa, Ongchhu Sherpa,Continue reading “Looking forward to seeing these guys soon”

Media media media…

  These last days are all about the media !!! Even got a Twitter account @mymountainhighs