EBC 3. The last few days. 

April 26. Day 12. Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft). 13k Slept well which was a result. Altitude really wears you down. Coughing still but not too bad.  Woke at 6am. Couldn’t sleep … Continue reading

EBC. 2. Getting to base camp. 

April 21. Day 7. Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 hours. After initial small climb and a traverse around the mountain side we then dropped down to the river before crossing another cable suspended bridge called ‘Hillary’s Bridge’. One … Continue reading

Everest base camp trek. 1

April 15. Everest Base camp, 1st day hiking.  Salleri to Nunthala. 7 hours After the jeep ride we discussed the following days itinerary.  I wanted rain as it was very hazy and therefore poor visibility. Said to Kewal, my guide it … Continue reading

Travel to Everest base camp trail head. 14th April.

After being in Kathmandu for a few days to get my bearings I booked a couple of treks. One to Everest base camp and the other to Annapurna base camp.  Sarah is meeting for Annapurna and I can’t wait to … Continue reading

Chiang Mai.

31 March. RestWoke to terrible news today. One of my best friends father passed away suddenly, I have known him since I was 8 years old,  a few minutes later I heard Mike Hall had been involved in an accident … Continue reading

Final few days to Chiang Mai. 28-29-30 March. 

March 28. Kaeng Sopha to Nam Ang. 120k. Set off late. Enjoyed a couple of capuchinos. Decided to turn off the main road early on to a back road which climbed through the hills and around a big lake before rejoining … Continue reading

Lynskey – The beautiful machine.   March 27.  I love my bike.

March 27. Day off.  Wow, it’s weird having a day off after 12 days riding everyday. I guess that’s made a little harder as this morning it’s raining so I’m twiddling my thumbs a bit.  I slept for almost 12 … Continue reading

Road to Chiang Mai – two national parks in two days. 25-26 March.

March 25. Chum Phae to Lom Sak. 120k. Sun was shining as I started off. About 30k of flat ish road before I hit Nammnao National Park. There were rangers on entry and exit to this area checking cars through. The … Continue reading

The road to Chiang Mai 18,19,20 March 2017.

Saturday 18th of March 19k recovery day.  Perfect day for a recovery mostly downhill. Booked into a nice hotel about 3 km from the Laos border and chilled out. Tomorrow I will cross the border into Laos and hopefully find … Continue reading

Over half way to Chiang Mai. March. 23,24.

March 23. Kalasin to Khon Kaen. 80k Good ride. Fast 30k average, getting stronger. The temperature hit 40 degrees today.  I learnt that Titanium, if left in the sun, will burn your leg if you touch it, it gets really … Continue reading