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”
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”
Everest North Side again in 2018. This time a new approach into Tibet through the land border that is now open at Kyirong. Still time to join the full exped or just the North Col / Lhakpa Ri. Both are great climbs to 7000m.
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.
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”
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.
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”
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
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”
These last days are all about the media !!! Even got a Twitter account @mymountainhighs