/ Well done to UKC-ers on 6000m 1st ascent
Well done to all three. Looks like a great trip.
Many congratulations to the team. Not many get to bag a new mountain!
would love to hear more when the team are back, not just on the exped itself but on the planning, they could probably write an interesting guide to similar expeds for others who want to make that leap. what were they doing for the 2 years it took to plan, a schedule for that would be fascinating, what were the anticipated and actual costs of it all etc etc. oh and there climbing experiences that served as foundation for this.
it's such a great effort, i'm rather envious of them!! live that dream!
My first trip that involved first ascents came about after a phone call saying "Do you want to go to Bolivia in three and a half weeks"
Sometimes you have a dream and work at it. Other times you grab the chances that life puts before you.
More later, when we are back from Leh.
Oh, and if you are up in Scotland, I am thinking about maybe a talk or seminar on the non-climbing part of organising a climbing expedition. Let me know if that would be interesting.
Congratulations to you all, Doug! What a fantastic achievement. :-)
Good stuff! I've heard all sorts of things about unexplored valley systems in various remote parts of the Himalayas. Will get out there and explore some of them at some point!
That looks like a fantastic trip, well done to all of them must be a great feeling
Also weird getting phone calls from the BBC...!!
Yeah, can see what you mean. Live in the wilds of Hertfordshire so unlikely to get to a lecture unless it coincides with annual winter trip. Will certainly read any further articles you write on both the trip itself and the planning of it. Cheers!
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