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
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.
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 and the initial excitement and questions have died down.
Hopefully there will be less questions and probing -what have you climbed before?” or “how high have you been?”.
The 9 remaining Everest team members, all with varying degrees of experience and none having climbed above 8000m now know what they are up against. The trek was not without its problems and we had to overcome cases of altitude sickness, GI problems, gear breakage and loss.
How many will be there on the summit in the middle of May?
Our day in Kathmandu will be time to collect our thoughts before we head to China where we await our turn to enter the Death Zone and claim our prize for 2 months of hardship.
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
A final hike in the Hajar mountains before Everest
Download the complete route information from this link and follow the expedition
.kmz can be opened with Google Earth
The adventure continues…
Leaving Dubai for Nepal to climb the North Ridge of Everest in 2015 – 8850m
This has been made much easier by the support of some fantastic companies in the Middle East
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Tuesdays is The Travel Show on Dubai Eye and my regular slot as the adventure expert
This week was rock climbing in the region and around the world
Here I am showing Mark and Michelle the March issue of OutdoorUAE and the special women’s issue to recognise International Women’s Day
Giving a talk at Dubai International Boat Show on behalf of the magazine, OutdoorUAE
The subject was adventure possibilities in Musandam, Oman particularly coaststeering
Amazing products and super yachts on display at Mina Seyahi
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