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Articles by Vaughan Sydenham

Ama Dablam Base Camp & Beyond

Ama Dablam Base Camp & Beyond

Setting off slightly earlier than usual we head gradually upwards across the Imja Dranka river and open Yak pasture towards the enormous Ama Dablam - such a fantastic sight. As we go higher we have great views of the... Read more

Onwards and upwards - the trek continues

Onwards and upwards - the trek continues

We stayed overnight in the pretty village of Pangboche where we have stunning views of Ama Dablam. We are lucky enough to have a wonderful sunset casting an alpen glow over what some say is the most beautiful mountain in the world. ... Read more

The trek begins...

The trek begins...

Namaste Ama Dablam. "In a thousand ages of the Gods. I could not tell thee of the glories of the Himalayas". What a trip! Let me try and tell you. My expectations of this trek were very high but the reality exceeded them all. Just a brilliant experience. ... Read more

One small step....

One small step....

77,031, 77,032 ...... these are very small steps indeed but are hopefully taking me ever closer to being as fit as I want to be. I'm trying put in at least one session a day now and in the last few days up to around an hour at a with 4 to 5,000... Read more

Olympic inspiration for Vaughan

By Vaughan Sydenham - 3rd August 2012
in Guest Bloggers

Olympic inspiration for Vaughan

32,161, 32,162 ... Less steps and more biking this week but I did feel inspired by the Olympic opening ceremony to break my own personal best by completing 1,750 steps in one session - no medal ceremony for me though!... Read more

One Step at a Time to Ama Dablam

One Step at a Time to Ama Dablam

It seems like a long time ago that I booked this trek but its now less than 3 months away! I usually try to be an early booker so I have something to look forward to for longer and having a date in my diary means my ... Read more

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