DATE: 15 October 2022
My team and I have been attempting to climb Himlung Himal, one of the most remote (without phone or internet) mountains in Nepal, as part of our final training for my big Everest challenge next year.
I can definitely say this training climb has tested our physical and mental strength, enriched and secured our bond as climbing brothers and helped prepare us for some of the more adverse situations and weather conditions that could occur on Everest.
Thankfully, my team and I are all safe after being rescued from the mountain, and we plan to continue with our training mission to complete the 7,126m climb to Himlung’s summit, as soon as the weather appeases and the route is opened up.
My climbing team are such a big part of this current mission and next year’s Everest challenge. Without them it really wouldn’t be possible and I really want to give them a special shout out. Lead by Krish Thapa, who is a world-class high-altitude mountaineer, my team are all truly remarkable mountaineers, who were able to navigate us safely down the mountain through some treacherous conditions.
I cannot express how privileged I feel to call them my climbing brothers and also how grateful I am that we all survived to tell our story.
But, I am deeply deeply saddened to hear some of my fellow climbers and guides lost their lives on a number of the Himalayan mountains. My deepest condolences to their family and loved ones. May their souls rest in peace!
My climbing team are truly remarkable mountaineers, who navigated us safely down the mountain through some treacherous conditions. I am hugely privileged to call them my climbing brothers and grateful we all survived. But, I am deeply saddened to hear some of my fellow climbers and guides lost their lives on a number of the Himalayan mountains. May their souls rest in peace!