Pik Lenin

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.

Kyrgyzstan

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

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

Another Aconcagua success

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.

Rekindling a love of sport climbing

 

It’s been at least 15 years since I clipped bolts seriously on steep overhanging limestone.

Climbing in the Frankenjura for the first time was incredible along with our visits to the mega “kletterhalle” of Munich, Vienna and Innsbruck has made we wish I was younger.

High points in Europe 

 

So we have spent nearly 2 months touring Europe in our newly converted van.

We’ve been ticking the highest mountains of each country as we enjoy these amazing areas; Germany (Zugspitze), Slovakia (Gerlachovsky), Poland (Rysy), Czech (Snezka), Austria (Grossglockner) with more to come.

Manaslu – it’s been a while

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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 team of Sherpas who helped with the setting of high camps and the ropes.

Updates on expeditions will be here but more often than not on Instagram due to restricted bandwidth.

https://www.instagram.com/seanjames70/

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing these guys soon

The Sherpas

Without these guys, climbing high mountains is impossible

A 2 part article about the background of the Sherpa people and some of the great mountaineers and people that I have climbed with

See you all in a couple of days in KTM

Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, Ang Dawa Sherpa, Dawa Jamba Sherpa, Jangbu Sherpa, Ongchhu Sherpa, Dorje Khatri

Stocking up for Everest

Sport in Life

Stocking up on nutrition and energy thanks to Gustavo and Samantha at Sport in Life in Dubai

Everest will be an powerfest with this lot

 

 

#guforit #mulebar #aqualyte #guenergylabs

Everest North Ridge 2015 – 8850m

Everest North 2015

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

@gosportme @almekshah  GoSportMiddleEast  Sportinlife   GuEnergy   Mulebar   Aqualyte   OutdoorUAE    NiteWatches

Just over 30 days til Everest

Getting ready for Everest
Getting ready for Everest in March 2015

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