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October 11, 2019

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EVEREST HAS BEEN BOOKED - for April 2020!!!! (with Adventure Peaks) 

We have chosen the North East Ridge route which avoids the Khumbu icefall however is more technical - the crux of the route being the famous second step at 8610m. 

January 28, 2019

Days 1-2 Mendoza

After a long yet comfortable plane journey, (seeing as I had persuaded my dad to upgrade with the incentive of a good rest before the expedition), we arrived in a very hot Mendoza, Argentina, feeling excited, tired and curious to meet our two other group members Matt and Mick, and guide Chris. During breakfast of the first morning we introduced ourselves, all slightly nervous that we would have to spend a solid...

June 7, 2018

What a beautiful place. 

Kilimanjaro was definitely an experience I wont be forgetting. The people, the country, the animals, and the whole vibe were all amazing, and obviously the climb itself was brilliant.

We began our journey in Moshi, a small town in close proximity to Mt Kilimanjaro. We got to the hotel relatively late and seemed to drift of fairly rapidly as we were already set to start the next morning at 11am. I woke up...

May 8, 2018

Before I begin the exciting details on this adventure, let me just put it out there plain and clear - THIS WAS HARD! There is no way to make this challenge seem easy because every step was painful.

My dad decided this challenge would be a good indicator of my current endurance level so he booked it without me actually knowing what I was in for - and lets just say it wasn't pretty.. In case you're unaware as I was prior to this...

May 2, 2018

With only a few days to go before Kilimanjaro, we were extremely lucky to be able to get to use the altitude chamber at St Mary's University in Twickenham. 

We managed to get up to the equivalent of 4500m in terms of oxygen percentage in the air. It felt really good! we did a full hour and 30min of running at a steady pace and felt no side effects which made us a little more optimistic about the 5 day trek on Kili. 

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February 10, 2018

Today I took on my second OCR (Muscle Acre 6K) race and lets just say it was brutal!!

Obviously it had to be an icy February morning and I happened to be wearing shorts - stupid choice. We got up around 7am and arrived at the race at around 8:30 so we had two and a half hours to kill.. The race itself was not too long, however towards the last 2k I was faced with endless mud baths of icy water. By the time I had finished this m...

December 15, 2017

As part of my climbing journey I decided it would be nice to give a talk to my primary school about mountaineering, a subject they were studying at the time.

From age 6-12 I attended St James Catholic Primary school in Twickenham and made amazing friends in the process that I am still in touch with today. My talk consisted of mainly the dangers of climbing, my personal experiences, and a few quizzes to entertain the children.

Th...

November 16, 2017

Aconcagua booked for December 2018, superrrrrr excited!!!

Done through Adventure Peaks Ltd. 

Will be doing the Polish Glacier route for an extra challenge coming in from Vacas Valley. 

Training will be increasing in intensity very soon and I will keep you updated with my training regime after Christmas.

For more info on the Aconcagua Expedition visit this website - 

October 1, 2017

Kilimanjaro has been booked!!!! 

Unfortunately because of school there was a limited time I could take off, this resulted in a hesitant decision to book the 5 day trek. We had to now face the idea that avoiding altitude sickness is probably not an option :( 

In spite of this horrible idea, training has to go on! One part of training for me is OCR races (obstacle course races - the likes of Tough Mudder and Spartan) I comple...

July 2, 2017

The first day on Elbrus' base camp had arrived and well.. It was very uncomfortable. The building or more appropriately the wooden hut we were staying in accommodated around 20 people and all 20 of those possible people were there. Our room was on the second floor of the building but the biggest challenge was climbing the ladder to get there. As we had travelled to around 4000m in less than 30 minutes we had no time to acclima...

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