Written By: sean on March 19, 2015 One Comment
Mt Everest South African Expedition 2015

Excitement around climbing Mt Everest has accelerated. It’s only a few days until Sean and Rob Bentley (Base Camp Manager) depart for Kathmandu – the springboard into the Himalayas.

The climbing team are Sean, Molly, Wilmien and Nico. They’ve all climbed Mt Elbrus, Ac, Kili, and McKinley in their quests to achieve the Seven Summits (the [...]

Written By: sean on October 2, 2014 No Comment
Kilimanjaro – Summit!  Uhuru peak – 5895m

Just heard from Sean to say that everyone made it and they reached the summit at 6.15am this morning.  He joked that they were feeling so good they’re now on their way to climb Mt Kenya!

The group will descend to Baraufu hut, rest a little and then begin the long and tiring [...]

Written By: sean on October 1, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Barafu Hut (4600m)

The group have arrived at Barafu Hut.  All still going strong.  This afternoon they will rest as much as they can at altitude, eat and drink plenty in preparation for tonight’s summit push.  They’ll be woken at about 10pm and depart at about midnight.  Think of them climbing through the night and [...]

Written By: sean on September 30, 2014 One Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – Karanga camp (3960m)

Today the group ascended the great Baranco wall (which looks far more challenging than it is) and then descended to the Karanga valley. Dinner and overnight at the spectacular Karanga camp (3960m).

Message from Sean earlier today was that everyone has arrived at Karanga camp and that the group are doing well.

Written By: sean on September 29, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Baranco camp (3950m)

Today the walk got steeper and very scenic, along narrow valley ridges and over rocky sections towards the Moorland zone and to Baranco camp (3950m).  Sean called to say ‘happy days at Baranco camp.  Everyone is strong’.


Written By: sean on September 28, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – group pic

The Kili A Team.

Written By: sean on September 28, 2014 One Comment
Kilimanjaro – Umbwe caves

After an hours drive from the hotel this morning, the group arrived at Umbwe gate (1800m).  After completing a bit of paperwork, the hike started through the primary rain forest

Lunch en route, and then the trail gets noticeably steeper but to compensate, the views are magnificent. The group climbed along a ridge with a deep [...]

Written By: sean on September 27, 2014 No Comment
Mt Kilimanjaro – travel day

The expedition had a shaky start, when this week we were notified by the airline that the flights everyone was booked on from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam were cancelled. This was due to the airlines’ new aircraft not arriving from Heathrow.  We scrambled to get everyone on another airline to make [...]

Written By: sean on June 7, 2014 No Comment
Denali – Talkeetna

The group have just arrived safe and sound in Talkeetna – after a 14 hour descent. They were off to go and have their first proper meal – pizza.

Written By: sean on June 5, 2014 12 Comments
Denali – Summit – 20,320ft (6,194m)

They summited on Wednesday evening!  Sean phoned from the Denali pass 9am (our time) to say they were on their way down from the summit. They are absolutely exhausted and will crash at the High Camp for a while before heading down.

It’s an incredible achievement considering only 4 out of 10 climbers attempting Denali make [...]

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