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Nepal 2013

Extra days in Kathmandu

Now that we have a bit of solar power and are able to access the internet occasionally, we can now share our adventures.. From spending 2 extra days in Kathmandu and the start of our trek in the Khumbu.   Wednesday 4th September 2013 Another morning waiting for the plane so far our flight had been delayed until 9:30. We got out the cards and chessboards to kill time. Just …Read More

In Khumjung

Quick update The team are all safely in Khumjung their home during the community project which they start tommorow. There is currently no power in any of the local villages due to upgrade works. I had a call from Chris the leader today to say the flight out to Lukla finally came on Saturday morning and the team have all done well during the trekking so far. If I hear …Read More

‘Flight’ to Lukla

Tuesday the 3rd, All packed and weighed ready for our flight to Lukla this morning, an early start for us all, getting up at 5am for breakfast at 5:30 and Asian Trekking to pick us up at 6! Asian trekking picked us up fine loaded up kit and prepared for a bumpy journey to the airport. We arrived at the domestic terminal at Kathmandu airport shaken but in one piece. …Read More

Our day at the temple

Sunday the 1st of September. The evening after our last entry we headed out for dinner at a lovely place called “Big Belly”.  After our delightful meal out our free time was well spent exploring the city in the evening. Upon arrival back to the hotel most of us headed up to the roof to fullly encapsulate the city from above, this was well timed as we were then able …Read More

Arriving in Kathmandu!

Friday 30th/Saturday 31st August- We left on Friday evening, after waiting for hours at the airport. Finally we boarded the plane to Deli. Some lucky people managed to get some sleep on this eight hour flight. We waited even longer at Deli, playing cards and watching the planes take off. From the aeroplane we could see rain forest covered mountains and some of the overflowed rivers from the monsoon. The …Read More

…And they’re off!!!

We arrived at West Wellow for 7:00pm for our leaving presentation. The final kit weigh in meant everyone was under the required 15kg…just! After a little bit of mingling, the excitement started to build, with our parents seated in time for an impromptu presentation. Explaining to them what we’ve been up to for the last 18 months, sharing the stories and comic snippets. Chris then gave us the final itinerary …Read More

Stop the Press – More Sponsors for the Nepal Team!

Following on from last week’s sponsorship update, the Nepal Team have yet more exciting news to announce! We are delighted to announce that headwear company Buff have agreed to help to support our expedition, with the team being issued with a set of Original Buff and one set of Polar Buff’s. Part of the deal will see the team join Team BUFF UK, the company’s hub for sponsored athletes, providing …Read More

HSX Nepal 2013 – Lake District Report

As is tradition in HSX, Easter can me only one thing… Three days of fun in the Lakes District! The Nepal 2013 team decided to take this opportunity to join HSX out on the Fells to brush up on their navagation skills, practice some unexcepted winter mountaineering and ultimately a spot of team bonding! Friday 29th March – Day 1 We arrived at Great Tower at 1 in the morning after a fairly uneventful, but …Read More

Breaking News from the Nepal 2013 team!

The Nepal 2013 are delighted to announce that they have been selected as one of seven finalist to take part in this years “Adventure Blog” run by Swedish company, Light My Fire (off of Spork fame!). The team saw off stiff completion from other budding adventurers from across the globe, being selected from over 100 entrants. As part of their sponsorship deal the expedition team will be documenting their adventure …Read More

Update from Scotland

Hello from the Nepal Team! After four action packed days in the Cairngorms the team is grabbing a well earnt break this afternoon, enjoying the sites and sounds of Aviemore! So far we been kept busy learning Ice Axe skills, self-arrests, crampon skills and snowholing techniques. This has been made all the more enjoyable in the sunny alpine conditions and good snow conditions. The views have been fantastic and everybody …Read More