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Descent to Karkot

It’s been a fairly difficult trip – the truth is that the 2 day storm totally stopped the expedition. After a 70 cm snow fall at Pangi Camp and over 1.5m at Putha Basecamp we were literally stopped in our tracks. We were however much better off than many groups, as more stories slowly filter […]

Storms, Yakemn and Plan Changes

An adventure is an activity with an unknown outcome …… If this definition is true then we’ve been having a HUGE adventure. By now you may have heard that the central himalaya’s bore the brunt of another tropical storm and that larghe number of people were killed or are missing in the Annapurna and Dolpo […]

Putha Hiunchuli – The Approach

Over the last 4 days the Jagged Globe, Putha Hiunchuli team has been making it’s way up through the Lower Dolpo Trail from Juphal to our current location of Karkott (3300m). The region is very dry, dust storms, donkey dust, narrow trails and deep river gorges are giving us daily challenges and rewards. The Team […]

Expeditions 2014 / 2015

It’s Super Exciting! Soph and I are off to Nepal on the 28th for almost 9 months.  We’ve got a range of trips up our sleeves mixed in with Tandem Paragliding, some NGO work and trying to come to grips with the Nepali Language.   The Plan October 3 – November 4th Putha Hiunchli – […]

NZ Heliskiing – Winter 2014

Winter has now well and truly arrived here in the Southern Lakes Region.  Over 2 meters of snow has fallen in the last 10 days and the conditions out the back have been nothing less than incredible!  In the last few weeks we’ve been out enjoying some really excellent snow and calm conditions but it […]

Descent to Karkot

25 October 2014

It’s been a fairly difficult trip – the truth is that the 2 day storm totally stopped the expedition. After a 70 cm snow fall at Pangi Camp and over 1.5m at Putha Basecamp we were literally stopped in our tracks. We were however much better off than many groups, as more stories slowly filter […]

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Storms, Yakemn and Plan Changes

19 October 2014

An adventure is an activity with an unknown outcome …… If this definition is true then we’ve been having a HUGE adventure. By now you may have heard that the central himalaya’s bore the brunt of another tropical storm and that larghe number of people were killed or are missing in the Annapurna and Dolpo […]

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Putha Hiunchuli – The Approach

09 October 2014

Over the last 4 days the Jagged Globe, Putha Hiunchuli team has been making it’s way up through the Lower Dolpo Trail from Juphal to our current location of Karkott (3300m). The region is very dry, dust storms, donkey dust, narrow trails and deep river gorges are giving us daily challenges and rewards. The Team […]

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Expeditions 2014 / 2015

23 September 2014

It’s Super Exciting! Soph and I are off to Nepal on the 28th for almost 9 months.  We’ve got a range of trips up our sleeves mixed in with Tandem Paragliding, some NGO work and trying to come to grips with the Nepali Language.   The Plan October 3 – November 4th Putha Hiunchli – […]

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NZ Heliskiing – Winter 2014

14 August 2014

Winter has now well and truly arrived here in the Southern Lakes Region.  Over 2 meters of snow has fallen in the last 10 days and the conditions out the back have been nothing less than incredible!  In the last few weeks we’ve been out enjoying some really excellent snow and calm conditions but it […]

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Elbow Injury – The long road back to climbing

29 April 2014

It has litterally been over 4 1/2 years since I felt I have been able to go rockclimbing properly.  In that time I have felt unmotivated, depressed, a bit angry and feeling like I was lacking "something".  Friends would ask me to go climbing and my constant refusals led them to think that I was […]

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Ascents, Snow and more snow

11 January 2014

For the last 6 days I’ve been hanging out with John Holdsworth up at the head of the Tasman Glacier in Mt Cook National Park.  John is a visiting Brit with a great sense of humor which “occasionally” turns into sarcasm and dry wit – basically a pretty fun chap to hang out with for […]

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Climbing the Classic SW Ridge of Mt Aspiring

05 December 2013

The SW Ridge – Mt Aspiring The SW ridge is a classic snaking feature that leads directly to the summit of Mt Aspiring (3033m).  The route follows the line between the West Face and the steep South Face and is clearly visible from areas around Wanaka.  The crux of the route is just below the […]

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