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 showedContinue reading “Dhaulagiri”
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.Continue reading “Summer in Pakistan – Gasherbrum 2”
After a testing 2019 season due to changeable weather there was a summit window and we successfully stood on top of Everest, 8848m. The date was 23rd May 2019 and the time was 08.00 Chinese time. See you in 2020. Make sure you sign up !!!
There are a number of opportunities to join us in 2019 : Everest North (summit, basecamp or north col) April 8th 2019 More information on Everest North (basecamp, north col or summit)
What do guides do in rest periods ? Digital art showing a line of climbers above the North Col on Everest, China.
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”
We are confirmed to go back to Everest via the Tibet / China side in 2019. If you are interested in joining in 2019 or in another year please contact Sean who can give advice and impartial information about training plans, what to expect and the good and bad things about both the north andContinue reading “Everest 2019 North Side”
Having a clear out of all the equipment. Available in the UK, Dubai or posted. sean (at) mymountainhighs.com Rab Summit 700 Sleeping Bag 180$ Rab Down Booties 25$ Medium Millet Shiva Double Climbing Boots 450$ Size 42 Black Diamond Climbing Harness 20$ Medium / Large Petzl lightweight ice axe 45$ Black Diamond Ice Axe 60cmContinue reading “For Sale”
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”