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Day #11 - What goes up must come down

Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019 | Views [93]

Pangboche (3990m) > Kyangjuma (3500m) And into the forrest I go to loose my mind and find my soul. We're back into the tree line, it's damp and when we past through here just a few days ago it was warmer. The temperature is definately dropping.... Read more >


Day #10 - I am in my Church

Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019 | Views [73]

Thukla (4630m) > Pangboche (3990m) Today was a recouping day. Retrospective and full of quiet moments. Courts and I spent most of the day walking down down down. The realisation that our biggest days are over, is uplifting and giving us both a ... Read more >


Day #9 - Honouring High Places

Monday, 7 Oct 2019 | Views [83]

Gorakshep (5140m) > EBC (5364m) > Thukla (4630m) Suprise! Todays alarm goes off at 5:15am JOY I'm nervous, Courts is nervous - we are minus Ann now for the next few days as she's attemptimg Chola Pass. It's the only Pass openm put of the 3 passes ... Read more >


Day #8 - D-Day (oh hang-on! maybe D-Day Eve)

Sunday, 6 Oct 2019 | Views [65]

Laboche (4910m) > Gorakshep (5140m) Todays starts out like every day. Cold, Exciting, Daunting and full of hope. The plan today is to hike to Gorakshep and have 'lunth' and then climb to Everest Base Camp. Again though, it's a slow climb. Sooooooo ... Read more >


Day #7 - Today sucked balls

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019 | Views [72]

Dingboche (4410m) > Loboche (4910m) The dulcet tones of the Himalaya - TOP 3:      Cows / Yak Bells      Helicopters (50/50 Rescue / Extremelly cashed up tourists)      The sound of people hucking ... Read more >


Day #6 - Rancho Relaxo

Friday, 4 Oct 2019 | Views [67]

Dingboche (4410m) Rest Day YAY another rest day. We all need it. But not before the obligatory walk above where we slept at. Early morning get up to guess what? Walk up a mountain! To assist with acclimitisation. Courts and I quickly decide that ... Read more >


Day #5 - Lady E shows her top

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 | Views [52]

Tengboche (3860m) > (Dingboche 4410m) Today for some reason we've all woken up ful of beans. Considering yesterday was such a trudge we're all suprised we're all so upbeat. What was in our dinner last night? We saw Everest walking out of Tengboche ... Read more >


Day #4 - Computer Says No

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019 | Views [49]

Namche (3440m) > Tengboche (3860m) Today starts with up... up.... up.... I've stopped asking Kumar how far and how long we are walking, as he's started saying things like 'for 'normal people' 4 hours' 'for you - 6 hours'. Yes. I'm the culprit. ... Read more >


Day #3 - Rest Day Namche

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019 | Views [53]

Namche (3440m) - Acclimitisation Day Just a short 40 minute walk up to Everest Look-up and visist the museum. Start out at 7:30am - a few hikers out, it reasonalbly clear, but as we walk we see the clouds start to fold in. Arriving at the top the ... Read more >


Day #2 - Semi-charmed kinda Hike

Monday, 30 Sep 2019 | Views [47]

Phakding (2610m) > Namche (3440m)   Todays supposed to be nasty. Todays supposed to be long. With alot of ups. Oh-ooooo what the absolute hell was I thinking. On the itinery this day was described as 'Short Trekking' day. Liar Liar pants ... Read more >


Day #9 - Keld > Reeth (?)

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Views [112]

Grouse - today is grouse :)

Tags: trekking


Day #3 - Rosthwaite > Grasmere (9.5 miles)

Monday, 6 Aug 2018 | Views [77]

'The loveliest spot that man hath found' Sunshine? What is this? Where does it live? Not in the morning I'm in that's for sure! Today sees me start out with some dark clouds above me and a determination to ignore all the weather forecasts I've read ... Read more >


Gorging on the Kimberley

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | Views [384]

It’s been a big week.... Like REALLY big.... The 15 secondees and myself have spent the week being welcomed by the traditional owners and by our Jawun people. I’m in country now..... Miriwong country. We’ve met the most ... Read more >


Scale...... (clue: it’s big)

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Views [516]

Day #1   The things I’ve noticed in the 15hours or so I’ve been here:   The skinks here are the size of a 30cm ruler The frogs are the side of a small rat The bats may as well be albatrosses  And ... Read more >


Day 6 - Kilimanjaro - Sumit-O-Rama

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [302]

'I Slept like a fat baby girl.... with alot of nerves'! It's here. It's snowed even more. It's pitch black. I'm having a quick morning wizz by the side of the tent when from above (we are camped on a steep slope) an Amercican lady shines ... Read more >


Day 7 - Kilimanjaro - The whole cow

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [291]

'I slept like a happy fat baby girl (with sore feet and a cough) - and a full one... afterall - I've eaten an entire cow!' This morning was tough. Not physically (or not at least that bad) - but emotionally. I've really bonded with my boys, enjoyed ... Read more >


Day 5 - Kilimanjaro - I'm in the same pants......

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [187]

Yawn! 'I slept like a fat baby girl!' Today starts off with a short but steep climb out of Karanga on compacted scree with wide views. We are seeing brilliant vistas of Kilis sumit, it's truely breath taking, scary, beautiful, dangerous and simply ... Read more >


Day 4 - Kilimanjaro - You call that a wall?

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [244]

I slept like a very fat baby girl! Stretching and taking note of all the joint aches and pains I realise I don't feel so bad after such a hideous day before. And then I open the tent.  Last night in the dark I missed seeing the Great Barranco ... Read more >


Day 3 - Kilimanjaro - Search Party No#1

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [171]

Praygood: 'How'd you sleep?' Me: 'Like a fat baby girl!' I love waking up on the mountain. Only had to get up for a wiz twice during the night, so not too bad, cold out - but you sleep with an empty bladder, not a full one. The five golden Kili ... Read more >


Day 2 - Kilimanjaro - like a fat baby girl.....

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [248]

Had a morning wee (in the bushes of course) - the Diamox is starting to kick in - (Altitude meds) before everyone got up. The loos are... ummmmm hard to take first thing in the morning! And just as I was finishing.... wondered what the noise was above ... Read more >


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