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Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas and I really love that some people do this to their houses!!  I think perhaps this person’s passion for Christmas lights on their house is about on a par with my passion for the mountains and adventures in general. I probably wouldn’t do this to my house, but I really love that […]

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Check out these three!

One of the things that I really enjoy in my life is all the different people that I get to meet. I wanted to share these three with you… Dave Cornthwaite I was introduced to Dave via email back in February and we finally managed to meet up a few weeks ago. Dave skate bordered […]

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Let’s all do Yoga!

As far as I was concerned Yoga has always been something other (more flexible!) people did. Hippies do it, people travelling and ‘finding themselves’ do it, people in India and visiting India do it, cool people do it and spiritual people do it. Then I started to realise every type of person was doing it… […]

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Shardlow Primary School

I went to Shardlow Primary School to give a presentation and talk to the children about my adventures. The whole school attended so the age range was from 4-11. I’ve never had such a young audience and I loved the reactions and questions, especially from some of the younger ones! My favourite question was probably […]

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Ready to go!

I’m all packed and ready to go,  I’m still 22kgs over!  However, I’m going to wear my boots (and look really cool at the airport and on the plane) then that’ll make me only 21kgs over – so it’s not too bad afterall! I’ve been receiving some lovely cards/messages and words.  The support I have […]

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Knickers, Emails & Packing Chaos!

So the big question – How many pairs of Knickers does one take on a trip to climb Mt Everest??? The answer – One pair for each day, obviously!  That’ll be 60 pairs then! As you can see from the photo there’s a very splendid pair of knickers that I’ll be taking with me.  ‘My […]

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ExtremeSportsPhoto.com

I feel extremely lucky to have met David Spurdens.  He’s a sports and aviation photographer – a very good one at that. Dave offered me the opportunity to work with him on a photo shoot a few years ago in the Alps and we’ve worked together ever since. It’s like a dream job for me […]

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Going back to School!

  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 […]

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