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Everest Update

Posted by Di on Sunday, April 11, 2010, In : Expedition 
Rob texted today from Everest Base Camp. Having travelled and trekked through Tibet they are now at around 5100m and enjoying the comforts of their well-appointed camp, complete with fantastic views of Everest.

All 26 are doing well and are having a well-deserved rest day tomorrow. On Tuesday they will start several days of acclimatisation walks to around 6000m, before heading up to Advanced Base Camp next week. Rob's team will stay with the main Everest party during their acclimatisation.
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Everest North Col and Lhakpa Ri

Posted by Rob on Friday, April 2, 2010, In : Expedition 
Saturday (3rd April) sees me back on the plane again - this time heading for Kathmandu. It's a hard life!

Having stepped down from leading the Everest Summit Expedition, I will be leading a group on what should be a fantastic trip up to the North Col 7032m and then we bag the Tibetan peak Lhakpa Ri 7045m which gives the most amazing views across to Everest. We even get a couple of days in Lhasa at the end of the trip.

We'll be flying out with the main Everest team, travelling overland from Kath...
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Aconcagua - unfinished business

Posted by Rob on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Expedition 
Finally finished downloading my memories of one of my most painful mountain expeditions - complete with man-flu. Have a read of the Aconcagua Report and see what it feels like to be on expedition.

Something tells me I'll be going back there.

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Aconcagua Update

Posted by Di on Monday, February 15, 2010, In : Expedition 
The team are all safely back at basecamp. Two-thirds of the group made it to Aconcagua summit, with the others deciding to turn back at 6400m. We don't have full details of the summit day yet. 

High winds were forecast, so it was a valliant effort by all involved.
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Everest via Aconcagua

Posted by Di on Thursday, February 4, 2010, In : Expedition 

Rob Wills, our resident International Mountain Guide and man of mystery, will be leading two major expeditions in 2010.

The first trip to Aconcagua, in Argentina, is already underway.
The team of eleven flew out on January 28th and they're currently walking in to base camp. The team includes ex-British International rugby player Josh Lewsey. You can read an article about Josh's mountaineering plans at The Telegraph. Cerro Aconcagua, at 6962m is the highest peak in the world outside...

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