Wow….it’s nearly a week since we stood on top of the world! Just before 10am on the 26th of May 2017.
Apologies to everyone for the lack of info and photos since we returned to civilisation. First I lost my camera and then we had some beers and then I felt a large dose of lethargy which I’m only just bouncing back from.
Luckily, although I’ve lost some awesome photos, Blake and Dorjee summited at the same time so I still have proof that I’m not faking it!
For the full write up of the summit push, you’ll have to have a little bit more patience and wait for the next Irish time’s article this Saturday but in the meantime here are some pictures from the last week, one of the best weeks ever!
Also, although we lost the video, we still captured a photo of the highest ever frisbee throw ever (we’ll claim it, unless anyone wants to prove otherwise!):
We have to admit it was an incomplete throw, an almighty gust of wind taking the frisbee far into Tibet. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the Chinese government, it was not my intention to litter, and if possible I’d like my frisbee back. It would have been illegal to have crossed into China after it!
Here I am on the right, with legends Galjen Dorjee and Blake Penson. I was wearing my expedition mitts for the first time as we were about to head on down and the cold winds had chilled my fingers to the point they were completely numb during our photo sessions. I soon warmed them up when back moving and with these mitts.
Regrettably, I’ve lost the best photos with the banners but at least we took a few with Blake’s camera! Let me know if there are any good photoshoppers out there who think they can help improving this.
The weather on the summit wasn’t the nicest as you can see from this short video from the summit, don’t think I’m going to be winning to be videographer awards!
And finally, chilling on the golf course in KTM the first day after we came down, what a wonderful afternoon we had, even if we ignored the course manager’s warning on the 15th that if we didn’t come in that the leopards would stalk us. For the record, I beat Jon 6&4 and no golfer has ever been eaten by a leopard in Kathmandu
If you’ve enjoyed the journey please consider supporting our attempt to build two schools in Makwanpur. The first is fully funded and then second is around £6k short. I’m going to match all donations towards the target over the next two weeks as we finish up our fund raising efforts. Your support is massively appreciated. This will make a huge difference in the villages of Thingan and Manthali and I’ve already promised to go back out and inspect the work when it is all done.
Thanks also to everyone who has sent in messages of support, followed the satelite tracker during the days and nights of the 24th to 26th of May, and provided support in different ways. This has been an awesome journey, luck has been on my side, now that my brain has selectively remembered only the good memories and deleted all the mundane and negative, I can honestly say I loved every moment!