A Year in Nepal: Chapter 5 “I’m a Mountaineer Get Me Out of Here”


Mountaineering in Nepal, my longest chapter, and I've possibly fallen between three stools by adding more stories ... as some asked for, but retaining descriptions/content about the subject of the chapter. Again though, let me ask everyone stopping by here for help, do please comment, reblog, Facebook it, etc etc., all will be accepted, acknowledged, … Continue reading A Year in Nepal: Chapter 5 “I’m a Mountaineer Get Me Out of Here”

Scenic Sunday: From Nepal to Japan!


It’s not often one of your photos is chosen to be the front cover image of a widely circulated magazine, but that’s what recently happened to me! I was contacted by Solar Journal from Tokyo who wanted to use this photo from one of my Himalayan expeditions around 15 years ago. It was taken near … Continue reading Scenic Sunday: From Nepal to Japan!

Aim high …… but embrace glorious failure


Aim High "You should aim for lofty accomplishments" is a thought provoking article posted by Major Styles a few days back that really set me thinking. I usually write short comments almost immediately on the Major's blog but this time I just didn't know what to write! Not because I was empty headed but because … Continue reading Aim high …… but embrace glorious failure

Photo Challenge: Bridge-small and frightening!


The Bridge: Small and frightening! I have stood on many bridges around the world, brick, metal, glass, in cities, national parks, road, railway and rivers. But until I stood on this bridge in the Nepal Himalaya I had never felt so insignificant as a human being. The volume and roar of the water, the size … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Bridge-small and frightening!

Travel:An altitude trekkers guide to success


During my late mountaineering days I started to notice a few important things about myself, my fellow trekkers or mountaineers, my environment, my equipment or tools. Here is just a few: 1. I was achieving more in the Himalaya than the Alps ..... strange! 2. My general suffering from fatigue, headaches, minor ailments was reducing. … Continue reading Travel:An altitude trekkers guide to success