Taking the bus from Dhading Besi to Karkigaun, the remote mountain village where my friends Sita, Arjun, Ambir and Akash call home, can be somewhat of a bumpy ride. This time of year though (July/August), due to the rains, the final part of the road taking us to Karkigaun is closed off to vehicles... ...So,…Read more A brush with death (kinda)
Who here is guilty of sitting on an idea? Thinking..."hmm I really want to, but should I? Shouldn't I?" We all do it, there's no shame in it. I'm not writing this post to tell you to get up and get going (although you totally should...this trip is awesome!), I'm writing it simply to share with…Read more Jiri to Everest Base Camp… My Top 5 Tips to making it happen.
So here I was, about to embark on the rest of my journey. The bit where I get to test myself further, the cold, the altitude, the terrain. The bit where I actually get to be as up, close and personal to Everest as I possibly can (without climbing her that is...but that's for another day…Read more Jiri to Everest Base Camp…What’s It Really Like? (Part 2)
Believe it or not, the mountains have not always featured a conveniently tarmacked strip of land from which airplanes are able to take off and land. So how did our once great explorers start their long journey to the base, or summit, of the highest mountain in the world? They walked! Huzzah! Nowadays the starting point…Read more Jiri to Everest Base Camp…What’s It Really Like? (Part 1)
It's that time of year again folks where we start to think about what the next twelve months might look like for us. I love this time of year because it makes me feel reflective for the year I've just had; grateful for the good bits (there's been a hundred) and wiser for the bits I probably…Read more A New Year A New Wish List
A relatively new trail in the Annapurna region, so still slightly off the beaten track...just what I like. I decided to do this as a last minute trek a week after I'd finished EBC and I'm really glad that I did. Completely different to the Khumbu region this is a lot softer and I guess…Read more Snaps of Mardi Himal