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Nepal 2013

In September 2013 a team of 15 intrepid Explorers and Network Scouts from across Hampshire headed  out to Nepal for the six week adventure of their lives! Whilst in country they undertook a series of community development projects and personal development challenges. These included:


    • A two week community development project in the Khumbu Valley, working with the Himalayan Trust;


    • Summitting Island Peak, a 6,189m Himalayan Peak;


    • Trekking to Base Camp of the highest mountain in the World, Mount Everest; and


    • Watching the sun rise over the summit of Everest from 5,545m.


Before undertaking this epic journey the team completed an 18 month training programme designed to get the team working together and teaching them the necessary mountaineering skills needed.

This blog chronicles that adventure..

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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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…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

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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

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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

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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

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The Nepal Team would like to express their thanks to BLOC, Light My Fire  and Buff for their continuing support towards the expedition.

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