Just got back from a work visit to Nepal (12-21 May 2011). Lovely country and stunning scenery. Did a scenic flight along the Himalayas and got up close to Everest - just stunning - see pic below - although a bit hazy through the tinted windscreen of the cockpit. Also had some useful discussions with Himalayan Guides - one of the best local expedition operators - to discuss the Mera and Island Peak climbs (maybe this October-November, or same time next year). Doing Mont Blanc at end of June.


 The first press story about my plans came out in our local rag - The Bucks Advertister - although they got some details wrong. The final sentence assumes I have already got up the big one. Oh well ...  see: http://www.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/south-buckinghamshire-news/local-buckinghamshire-advertiser-news/2011/05/20/gerrards-cross-man-to-challenge-everest-82398-28734043/

And then another article - this time more accurate ... download below: