Blog Updates

Expedition End

Hello from Pokhara Hello All, it's Pat here. I'm not sure if there's any of you left out there still checking this blog, but I wanted to write a final entry to wrap up the expedition. I couldn't do it sooner 'cause I just haven't had the energy. We arrived back in Kathmandu two days ago, although I'm actually writing this in Pokhara, a nice town on a lake a 30 minute flight to the west of Kathmandu. Although at only 800m alltitude and distinctly sub-tropical in climate, Pokhara has great views

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Farewell Everest Base Camp

Location: Pheriche Altitude: 4300m Time: 11pm Thursday 20th May Conditions: thunderstorms outside. Earlier today there were super strong winds up high, Mount Everest had a massive hogback over it and crucially, the jetstream has changed direction from north to south to south to north - an indication of the arrival of the monsoon. It all looks a bit suspect for all of the big teams currently up in C2 and C3 aiming for summit bids on the 22nd and 23rd of May. Hey guys, it's Pat here, writing to y

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Summit Photos

Location: Back safely in BC Time: 11.30pm 19th May Altitude: who cares! Conditions: completely irrelevant! Hello my friends, it's Pat here. A few hours ago we arrived back in BC, with the rapidly melting icefall behind us for the last time. We didn't get squashed by any falling seracs conspiring to get us on our last passage, so the outcome can only be seen as positive. Angkaji, Jangbu and Lakpa iin particular carried massive loads, each in the vicinity of 50 kgs. Can you believe it, only two

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Audio Blog

Audio Blog live from Patrick Hollingworth climbing Everest in Nepal

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