Meeting a famous sherpa & a lesson in altitude sickness.
Shopping in Namche for a new sleeping bag & viewing the infamous Yeti skull.
Flying into Lukla & starting the trek.
A three week trip to the Himalayas in Nepal. Starting at Kathmandu, flying to Lukla and hiking along the famous Khumbu trail, this amazing trip culminated in the spectacularly close views of Mount Everest from Kala Pattar.
A short weekend away in the Tyndrum & Mamlorn hills in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. Crisp, blustery & at times very cold (Munros Completed : Ben Lui (7), Ben Challum (8)).
Activities : Hiking around the Zermatt region of Switzerland to Schatxplatte & the Hornli hut at the foot of the Matterhorn. Glacial crossing to the Monte Rosa hut & summitting on the 4,000m+ Breithorn.
A week mountaineering course based in Chamonix. Included practice on the Mer de Glace, climbing the Cosmiques ridge arete and finally, summitting the peak of Mont Blanc.
Even in May, snow still lies in the Ben Nevis range so you can still have good winter conditions (Munros Completed : Ben Nevis (5), Carn Mor Dearg (6))
A week winter mountaineering course based around Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland (Munros Completed : Mullach nan Coirean (1), Stob Dubh (2), Aonach Mor (3), Stob Ban (Mamores) (4)).