Archive for October, 2011

Kris and Sarah’s Wedding

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Click on the photos for the album.

Some stats from Nepal

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Total distance walked – 81 miles (130km)

Total altitude gain – 5307m – equivalent to 103 times the height of Nelson’s Column or 1206 double decker buses

Highest point reached – Kala Patthar, 5643m

Highest point slept – Gorak Shep, 5164m

Time spent with around 50% or below atmospheric pressure – 48hrs (whole walk is below 75%)

Position of Lukla airport in history channel list of “World’s most extreme airports” – 1

Number of accidents almost witnessed – 1

Length of runway at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla – 460m which is 55 double decker buses long, or 4.5 football pitches and not a huge amount longer than an american aircraft carrier

Incline of Runway – 12%

Number of tourists seen on way up – 25 or so

And on way down – hundreds

Number of meals that didn’t turn out to be what the description said – lost count

Pet dogs – 3

Number of 8000m peaks seen up close(ish) – 3 (Everest, Lhotse and Makalu)

Number of photos taken in Nepal – 1509

Everest Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Approaching Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla by plane

this way to everest base camp

walking towards ama dablam

sun rises over everest