22nd July we reached the summit of Pik Lenin, 7134m. Now back for a few days rest in Osh and Bishkek before heading to Khan Tengri and Pik Pobeda.
Arriving in Bishkek the capital of Krygyzstan in a heatwave, 40C. First stop Ibn Sina Peak popularly known as Pik Lenin, 7134m.
The Numbers Game After extensive research and data collection during the 2018 Everest season here are the statistics 96% of UK Everest climbers are from public schools 85% of climbers are from the USA and India 52% of climbers have a gofundme profile 3% of climbers will arrive at camp 2 with their cramponsContinue reading “Everest 18 Roundup”
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”
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.
It has been a while since the last post but a lot has happened. The Fall in Nepal saw awesome weather and me and a team of 5 friends summitted Manaslu, 8160m. This is the 8th highest mountain in the world and absolutely stunning. We did not use bottled oxygen but had a strong teamContinue reading “Manaslu – it’s been a while”
A lot has happened since we left the Summit Hotel in Kathmandu on the 19th April. Our flight to Lhasa was delayed 6 hours due to bad weather and no plane being available. We finally took off and got some views of Everest below us in the clouds before descending to Lhasa airport only toContinue reading “Tingri at last”
In a few days, I’ll be returning to Kathmandu. It will be the 3rd time I’ve led a group on Cho Oyu, 8201m. The 6th highest mountain in the world. Last time we had a weather window and were lucky with great views from the summit. You can follow progress on the following links –Continue reading “Return to the Himalaya”
El Chalten Monte Fitz Roy In addition to leading a number of commercial expeditions I’m super excited to be climbing in Patagonia and Chile in February and March this year Let’s hope the weather is kind and we can crack some of these stunning lines
The steep climb to the North Col. This is the first technical piece of climbing on #everest. A 400m steep ice and snow slope that finishes at camp 1, #northcol, 7000m. It is equipped with fixed ropes and requires a #jumar – a mechanical device that fixes from your harness to the rope to stopContinue reading “Everest – The North Col”