Talung 2012, Plans made, Grants Granted.

I’ve been hankering after something bigger for a while now and it is with great excitement that I announce my up and coming plans for this October and November.  Myself, Gavin Pike and James Clapham (of colton/macintyre brethren) have laid plans to head out to Nepal for a 6 week climbing trip with the main objective being the unclimbed 1800m North Spur of Talung (7,349m) near Kangchenjunga.

We have already received a great deal of support from various climbing grants which are hugely helpful and welcome. The contributors so far include the Mark Clifford Memorial AwardNick Estcourt AwardAlpine Club, Mount Everest Foundation and the British Mountaineering Council.

We will be setting up a blog for the trip soon so be sure to follow it when it arrives.

the Main objective is number 1 with the backup route being 2 and three being the descent/acclimatization route.

My Biggest Day this Winter.

The Parreselle/Cunningham Couloir from the Bridge

Its been a slow few weeks mountains wise.  Lots of snow has been falling and lots of leaving party’s to go to.  Productivity has been low and therefor stuff to write about has been few and far between.  Two days ago the clouds parted and the promise of good conditions saw me getting ready for a big day off the Midi.  With my knee feeling good I was very psyched to get up and have a productive day.  I meet my Friend Ross Hewitt and Si Christy.   Continue reading