7th November 2016

Namaste mero saathi horu Yep, totally getting into this Nepali now, learning more each time and the one thing I have realised this time is that the Nepali I learned last time, has stuck and I now find myself answering questions put to me in Nepali, in Nepali without thinking about it…..I am also getting…

2nd April 2016

On 25th April 2015 Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. This also triggered a massive avalanche at Everest Base Camp. 11 months later I find myself at the home of one of the Sherpa that we lost that day. I am in Chheskham, Sokukhumbu overlooking hills with scars to show the earthquake happened….

27th March 2016

Namgel finally arrived in Salleri late that evening as his jeep had spent at least 3 hours queueing for petrol en-route.  I told him to have some food at his Auntie’s  and I would see him in the morning. Another sunny day dawned in Salleri but I had the noisiest neighbours whose alarm went off…

7th March 2016

I’d had a hectic 3 days in KTM, rushing round to various meetings, catching up with friends, trying to get my laptop to log into work in certain places (bloomin firewalls)  and being reunited with my kit at Hotel Access.   But at 5am (the time they told us to be there) on Monday morning I…

12th May 2015

This is my account of the 8 days I had in Nepal once the earthquake struck.  I hope it is honest and gives you a little bit of an insight into what we went through.  I have had to read and re-read this a hundred times since I arrived back on Bank Holiday Monday morning. …

27th April 2015

I was half way through my blog about my Eastern adventures and then the earthquake hit.   At some stage I am sure that I will finish it and post it, but for now, as I have been getting lots of messages via text, email and Facebook, I thought it was easier to write a mini blog!…