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!
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!
When liquid freezes we all come out to play. Snowballs, sledging, ice skating and ..... ice climbing frozen waterfalls at La Grave in the French Alps. Liquid
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