Dhaulagiri

 

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Dhaulagiri is the highest mountain located entirely in a single country, Nepal and is the 7th highest mountain in the world at 8,167m.

It was first climbed on 13th May 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.

The parent peak is K2.

The mountain’s name means dazzling, white, beautiful mountain.
In 1808, survey computations showed it to be the highest mountain yet surveyed. This belief existed for 30 years

Dhaulagiri I’s sudden rise from lower terrain is almost unequaled. It rises 7,000 m from the Kali Gandaki River.
The south and west faces rise precipitously over 4,000 m.

As of 2018 there had been around 540 successful ascents.

Unfortunately I suffered kidney problems at 7500m (c4) and had to leave the expedition.

Summer in Pakistan – Gasherbrum 2

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I was last in Pakistan in 2006.

Things have changed somewhat and their excitement at having Imran Khan as PM is clear.

The summer season started with a lot of snow which meant great climbing conditions once it had consolidated and we were the first to summit Gasherbrum 2, well ahead of the other groups.

We used no fixed ropes and broke trail til the summit.

Kyrgyzstan

Arriving in Bishkek the capital of Krygyzstan in a heatwave, 40C.

First stop Ibn Sina Peak popularly known as Pik Lenin, 7134m.

Sharing experiences of 8000m expeditions

Sharing experiences of 8000m expeditions with the UAE military

Recently I had the opportunity to share my experiences of leading high altitude climbing expeditions around the world with the UAE military

They are planning to climb Cho Oyu in 2015 and then Everest in 2016

A taste of adventure

A taste of adventure

If you’re in Dubai, come and see the talk at SportsZone on 10th February 2015

I’ve led expeditions to the most dangerous and beautiful mountains in the world.

Taken clients into the Death Zone and returned. I now brings his tales from over 8000m to Dubai.

The evening will show adventures from the Middle East region including Stairway to Heaven and The Musandam Peninsula.

A whistle stop tour of the planet including notable peaks such as Cho Oyu, Broad Peak, Ama Dablam, Khan Tengri and Aconcagua. There will be opportunity to ask questions about the expeditions and trips he is leading for OutdoorArabia.

Broad Peak overlooking K2

High camp overlooking K2
High camp overlooking K2

High on Broad Peak, 8051m, also known as K3

This is the 12th highest mountain in the world

In the background, the giant and unmistakable pyramid of K2