A Year in Nepal" is a book I have been writing since the beginning of this year, 2019. I'd got to my 6th chapter and somehow ran out of steam, lots of ideas, content, adventures, but just couldn't continue or explain it! I let it sit there for two months, and despite encouragement from friends … Continue reading A Year in Nepal: Chapter 1 First Impressions
The summit of Imja Tse beckoned, only the ice pyramid to overcome, would my 12 months upskilling and preparation pay off? Mountaineering IS suffering! Stage 1: Twin Otter, Kathmandu to Lukla Stage 2: Trek to Everest Base Camp, 10 days Stage 3: Find your mountain, camp high, keep hydrated Stage 4: Ascend slopes and snow … Continue reading Picture behind the story #24 Did I Reach The Summit?
A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 14. A World Altitude Record With a Steam IronThere’s not many can say they’ve held a world record, but ..... our mountaineering team of Andy 1, Ged, … Continue reading Picture behind the story #14 A World Altitude Record With a Steam Iron
A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 6. Two Absent FriendsOn top of Yala Peak, Nepal, on the border with Tibet. Not a massive peak by Himalayan standards at around 18,000ft, but a memorable … Continue reading Picture behind the story #6 Two Absent Friends
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!