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Everest summit success for the Gurkhas

Everest summit success for the Gurkhas

Renowned for their incredible bravery, the formidable Gurkhas now have another achievement to add to their long line of celebrated successes: they've reached the summit of Mount Everest.

In fact, the Gurkha Expedition Team were the first people to summit the world's highest mountain in 2017. As the Expedition Chairman, Brigadier Ian Rigden, proudly said "The aim of the expedition was to place a serving Gurkha on the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time. That the team had achieved this by placing 9 Gurkhas and 4 British team members on the summit is a magnificent achievement. They have made history. Their success is due to hard work, self-belief, true teamwork and outstanding team leadership."

Many congratulations to the summiteers and everyone else involved in creating mountaineering history.

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If you’d like to discover Costa Rica for yourself there is availability on both of this year’s departures of our Gentle Walking & Wildlife Costa Rica small group holiday.

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Our final winner for 2022 is Chris Holland with this superb photo of Ama Dablam in the Everest region of Nepal. Not only has Chris captured the beauty of this magnificent mountain but the stupa in the foreground (with its slightly cheeky expression) adds real interest and character as well as a sense of symmetry and scale between the man made and natural worlds. Many congratulations to Chris who wins our last Water-to-Go bottle of the year.

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Christmas has come and gone, and we do hope that yours was a merry one. You can see us in our Christmas hats in our December newsletter, along with a jaunt up Kilimanjaro, some spring holiday inspiration, a tribute to our departed friend Kev Reynolds, and a triumphant winning entry for our November photo competition. Happy New Year, and in the words of the late Kev Reynolds, let's make 2022 the year to live the moment and live it well.

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