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.
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All the courses and hikes are now up and running in the mountains of the UAE and Oman.
Choose from rock climbing, biking and hiking. Sean has such a vast experience of leading clients in this region that there will always be somewhere new to explore for individuals and groups.
Contact seanjdjames (at) yahoo.co.uk or call / Whatsapp +971 (0) 50 124 6478
My last post back in April 2015 had us on the North Col of Everest. Since then we suffered one of the worst earthquakes seen in Nepal.
To help raise funds for those Sherpas and Nepalis that we were with, I have published a book “From Dubai to Everest”.
All royalties will go directly to those people.
It tells the story of our expedition and also gives information about the places and people that we encountered.
It was snowing when we woke up. The group set off after breakfast from Tingri in Tibet to hike up to a hill above the town at about 5000m.
The weather was changeable and cloudy all day so Everest has not revealed itself yet.
Tomorrow we will hopefully travel on to Basecamp if our bags and gear manage to get across the border and find us.
Final days of tranquility in Kathmandu before the clients arrive and we head off to Langtang for some acclimatisation trekking
We have been staying in The Eco Resort Hotel in Thamel
It’s quiet gardens are a haven of peace away from the busy streets
The hike up Jebel Hafeet from the Green Mubazzarah is stunning
The desert and rock formations are slowly revealed
The summit is over 1200m and the temperature difference is noticeable
A group of “sand bikers” in the desert near Liwa on the border with Saudi Arabia
الربع الخالي or The Empty Quarter is the 2nd largest sand desert in the world
The dunes are up to 250m in height
Proud to be supported by a great company here in Dubai #nitewatches @nitewatches
Preparations are ramping up for Mount Everest in March
The Icon from Nite Watches will go to the summit, 8850m
It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone enjoys a day out in the mountains
Here 2 women looking out from the UAE to the border of Oman
This weekend we took 6 Arabic ladies hiking in the beautiful Hajar Mountains