In the past few days dramatic but horrifying images and videos have appeared in the media showing the effect that the Nepal earthquake had on villages and infrastructure in the Langtang Valley. The photos below taken by our clients Bill and Alison show the scale of devastation in the Langtang valley.
Karen, Martin, Reuben, Nigel and Gillian joined us on a rather damp weekend to brush up on navigation skills. Aiming to become self sufficient in the mountains with confidence to navigate unknown routes. Also, this was Nigel’s first experience of the Lake District and to the beauty of the area.
5th May – We safely arrived in Lhasa today – lovely hotel. Group spent the afternoon sightseeing in glorious warm sunshine – it really is a lovely city. The Potala Palace is simply spectacular! We have a free day tomorrow and are all very much looking forward to flying home on the 6th.
9th April – Stu has just sent a report that they arrived back into Kathmandu late this morning. We had a good celebration at the Irish pub in Lukla last night, shooting pool, drinking beer and cocktails, well it was happy hour, before our final slap up meal in the Khumbu.
Both Howie and Ed had a solid mountaineering foundation to build on, so with a wild forecast for Tuesday, we decided to stay out of the worst of it, and climb the classic North Buttress on Buachaille Etive Mor. This gave them both their first taste of steeper mixed climbing, which they revelled in.