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Blog - The Himalaya

Last and first steps

By Vaughan Sydenham - 3rd December 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , The Himalaya

Last and first steps ... Read more

Ama Dablam Base Camp and Beyond

By Vaughan Sydenham - 16th November 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , Walking & Trekking , The Himalaya , Walking and Trekking

Ama Dablam Base Camp and 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

By Vaughan Sydenham - 9th November 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , Walking & Trekking , The Himalaya , Walking and Trekking

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...

By Vaughan Sydenham - 2nd November 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , The Himalaya , Cultural Experiences

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

The power of goals

By Vaughan Sydenham - 21st September 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , The Himalaya

The power of goals ... Read more

Pack up your troubles...

By Vaughan Sydenham - 7th September 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , The Himalaya

Pack up your troubles... ... Read more

One small step....

By Vaughan Sydenham - 31st August 2012
in Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet , The Himalaya

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

London To Everest Base Camp - Olympic Spirit Is All Around!

By Jude Limburn - 24th August 2012
in The Himalaya , Everest Base Camp

London To Everest Base Camp - Olympic Spirit Is All Around!

A few months ago we reported on British mountaineer Kenton Cool’s mission to carry one of the 1922 British Everest expedition’s gold medals to the summit. Now, in the midst of London’s thrilling summer of sport, it feels like the perfect time to catch up with the story.... Read more

What Was It Like For Everest’s Pioneers?

By Kirsty Parsons - 12th August 2012
in Walking & Trekking , The Himalaya , Walking and Trekking , Everest Base Camp

What Was It Like For Everest’s Pioneers?

Stories of the first Everest expeditions – the danger, the adventure, the determination – continue to inspire those who embark on an Everest Base Camp trek today, and it’s easy to wonder, but hard to know: ... Read more

Records For Oldest And Youngest Women To Summit Everest

By Mountain Kingdoms - 12th August 2012
in Walking & Trekking , The Himalaya , Walking and Trekking , Everest Base Camp

Records For Oldest And Youngest Women To Summit Everest

This year has already seen numerous successful mountaineering missions in the Himalayas, with several record setters among them. ... Read more

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