Category : Expeditions

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Ben Alder Speed Climbing Attempt

Recently, I’ve been searching for a challenge which would really test me, force me to push a few limits, and take me back a little way to a particular test I’ve dealt with on some Himalayan mountains, namely, self-reliance. To be able to look after yourself in challenging situations is both satisfying and rewarding, but

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Partnerships

The original article features on the Bank of Ireland UK Inspiring Blog series: MDT Bank of Ireland UK Partnerships Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a project for the Bank of Ireland UK with the overriding theme being partnership. The concept of partnership is most commonly attributed with marriage, more recently

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Everest 1953

As many will know, today (29th May 2013) is the 60th anniversary of the very first ascent of Everest by John Hunt’s expedition in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people in history to summit the world’s highest mountain and in doing so, they rightly became famous around the globe. And

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Manaslu Avalanche 2012 – For Dawa

Many people will have hard about the avalanche on Manaslu which occurred on the 23rd September 2012 which was widely reported by the media: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19691512 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19697590 Avalanches occur regularly in the mountains and are a way of life and part of the ongoing change to the faces of all snow covered peaks. People who have

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Mount Everest 2012 Success

After a rather long gap between the last blog post, and an extended rest following the completion of the Yell Diamond Jubilee Everest 2012 Expedition, I thought it the right time to write a quick blog on the expedition, and what is to follow on from here. I’m not actually going to write a lengthy

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Wishing all these brave climbers a safe journey

As climbers reach Camp 3 located at 7,470m there is a further 500m to Camp 4 at 7,920m this taking approx 9 hours to reach. Additional challenges on this route include Geneva Spur and Yellow Band. Camp 4 is at nearly 8000m on the Lhotse face typically known as the Death Zone. The body slowly

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Tough Days and Nights Ahead!

I am updating my blog prior to the intended final push to the summit. The past few days have encompassed rest, food and sleep with the last village being Gorak Shep prior climbing back up to Base Camp. Hopefully you will have heard my latest phonecast where I explained we had spent the last few

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