I was really delighted to be asked to return to Ockbrook School, where I spent 15 years of my life, to speak at the Ockbrook School Leavers Association Dinner. In recent years I’ve reflected a lot about who I am and why I am who I am and there’s no doubt my time at […]
Apart from training and kit the other rather large area that I’m focusing on is my diet. Hmmm food – now here’s a sensitive subject! I think I have been lucky in my life that I’ve always been pretty active and in general can get away with eating what I like, staying healthy and not […]
I am really excited to be working with RAB and delighted that they are offical sponsors for my upcoming Everest trip. As you can see from my last post I have been trying and testing some of my RAB kit out here in the Alps. Just recently I headed over to Chamonix and did […]
Yes! In 1988 an incredible man called Jean Marc Bovin made the first solo paragliding flight from the top of Mount Everest. …After an hour and a half preparation, Frenchman Jean-Marc Boivin launched a paraglider on 26 September from near the summit in a gusty 40 km/h wind to make the “First paraglider flight from […]
Squash training for Everest! Click on this link to see a short clip of me training… I wanted to carry a heavy pack up and down the mountain so I needed to add weight – these Giant Jenga blocks did the job pefectly!
I’ve based myself for the past few weeks in the French Alps. I think one of the best ways to train is to try and replicate, exactly or as near to as possible, the activity that I will be doing. So here in the beautiful snowy mountains I find fairly steep slopes and hike up […]
Training It’s impossible to say one thing is the most important thing to do in preparation to climb Mt Everest and fly from the summit because each area of the preparation is not exclusive to another. However, as a priority my physical is fitness is right up there. I am doing all that I can […]
I went along to have a chat with Phil Trow on BBC Radio Derby about the expedition, you can hear it here …and BBC 1 did this news item about the trip, you can see it here
Over the next few weeks I will be adding more and more information regarding the expedition and progress. So if you would like to keep up with what is happening make sure come back here from time to time!