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!

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”

Blogger Awards, Tags and Victor Meldrew!


I have a complete aversion, aggressive even, to Blogger Award schemes in much the same way as those chain letter scams pre internet days. Remember them? Just copy this letter you received to 10 others with your own address, include a £1 note, and within weeks you’ll receive hundreds of similar letters each containing £1! … Continue reading Blogger Awards, Tags and Victor Meldrew!

Picture behind the story #24 Did I Reach The Summit?


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?