Salvaging good from a disastrous season

Salvaging good from a disastrous season

One consequence of the Everest season ending early is that I’ve spent an unusually long time in Kathmandu catching up with things and contemplating a surreal season. I’ve even managed to salvage some good from three weeks of tragedy and conflict which have dashed hopes and dreams and trashed reputations.

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What do Prince Philip, an Everest summiteer and a Nepali rock star have in common?

What do Prince Philip, an Everest summiteer and a Nepali rock star have in common?

A year ago I explained how I have taken up a voluntary position as trustee of a charity providing educational support in Nepal. I thought it was time I provided an update, as there is an interesting Everest connection to report as well as an amazing story of stoic determination that would impress even the hardiest Sherpa.

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Why I’m paying Nepal back for the good times

Why I’m paying Nepal back for the good times

In my spare time I’ve recently taken up the role of trustee for a charity which provides sustainable aid for education in Nepal. It’s a privilege to be able to give something back to a country which has given me so much, and how I ended up doing this role has been an interesting story in itself.

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Implementing WordPress for an adventure travel company

Implementing WordPress for an adventure travel company

For a few years now I’ve been doing voluntary work running the websites for my friends Tina and Siling’s Nepalese children’s charity, CHANCE, and their associated adventure travel company, The Responsible Travellers (TRT). I won’t go into detail about why

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