Crossing a glacier for a hot chocolate!


I've been rereading, or rather listening to via Audible, Mountains of the Mind, a book I've had for a while. I'm starting to discover that “listening” to a book is a very different experience especially if it's a non-fiction book and on a topic which has a great deal of emotion as well as information. … Continue reading Crossing a glacier for a hot chocolate!

Picture behind the story #18 Foiled by an Island of Ice in Nepal!


18. Foiled by an island of ice in Nepal “Imja Tse, (20,305ft) better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in the Everest National Park, Nepal. It was named Island Peak in 1953 by members of the British Mount Everest expedition because it appears as an island in a sea of ice when viewed from … Continue reading Picture behind the story #18 Foiled by an Island of Ice in Nepal!

Two weddings and a couple of funerals


I suppose at our age we have to expect going to the occasional funeral, but in the last 12 months we have been to 2 funerals of very close friends. The first was 12 months ago of Andy who had been a trustee of our Nepal charity and a mountaineering friend for almost 20 years. … Continue reading Two weddings and a couple of funerals