Friday, 25 August 2017

£2000 Target for Himalayan Trust nearly Achieved

I have now raised £1766.97 on Justgiving plus £50 given direct to Himalayan Trust plus £262.50 tax credit less 5% (£88.35) taken as commission by Justgiving equals a total of:  £1991.10.  Oh, I need another £9 to reach the £2000 mark.

Finished Walking

Finished walking earlier today and just have a 3 hour jeep journey on a very rocky road to look forward to tomorrow and then 7 or 8 hours in a bus on the following day.  I know that I can survive the bus! 110 miles;  19,000 metres up and down again and 250,000 steps.  An amazing £1,400 raised for the Himalayan Trust.  Very many thanks to those anonymous donors who I haven't thanked personally.  If you would like to join the many, the link is:

Friday, 23 June 2017


My photographs of the trek can be found on:

And those of wildflowers taken on the trek can be found on:

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Blurb Book on Manaslu Circuit published

I have now published a book of my walk together with 170 or more photographs.  It can be found on:

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Nearing the end

I made it over the pass on Tuesday.  A very hard day up at 3:15 am.  Breakfast at 3:45 am and off in the dark at 4:15 am.  Over the top (a 700 metre ascent) as will hopefully be shown in the photo and then down 1800 metres on steep scree and snow to Bimtang where I arrived at 3:15 pm for a very welcome beer.  Now in Dharapanu withheld two days walking to go and then a jeep down a rough track for 3 hours and then catch a bus to Kathmandu the next day.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Walking Day 7 - Samaguan

Now at 3520 metres in Samaguan after 7 days walking.  I think I got the altitude wrong on Facebook!  Weather has been clear skies and bright sunshine in the morning slowly clouding over in the afternoon and sometimes rain like now.  Woke up to sunrise shining on the slopes of Manaslu (8163 metres) whilst staying in Lho at 3180 metres.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Leaving Kathmandu

My idea of heaven .  8 hours in a boneshaker with the constant noise of horns and screeching brakes accompanied by Hindu and bollywood music.  Not enhanced by buses overtaking each other on hairpin bends.  Some conciliation in that the brakes did work.  We did stop for a P brake and lunch before hitting the dirt road, 2 hours plus of stony, dusty singe track  murram road with never ending hairpin bends.