Day 7 – Bitterly cold northwesterly wind this morning blowing strong, faded away around midday to very warm temperatures, forecast for drop in temp tomorrow -10. Team are all doing very well, a few aches, pains and blisters but otherwise well. 19km today and 1700m altitude gained so far. Love to all at home. G Day […]
Gareth Andrews our man in Greenland
The latest update from Jaco Ottink, Joe’s Basecamps mountaineer on Everest as he waits at Everest Basecamp for his chance to summit. Here he has a short video showing how they practice snow and ice skills for the ascent.
Jaco’s latest update sees him successfully summiting Lobuche twice as he prepares for his assault on Everest. This time we have news in his own words and a short Video
Joe’s Basecamp explorer Gareth Andrews latest update from Greenland
Another quick message from Gareth Andrews our Joe’s Basecamp Polar Explorer. Day 2, wonderful views across mountains to pack ice this morning. Heavy hauling, uphill, deep snow, only travelled 6km today, hard won metres.
Gareth Andrews, (who has been training at Joe’s Basecamp to complete his dream of crossing the Greenland ice-cap) has arrived in Greenland at the port of Tasiilaq
Part five in our series from our seven summits mountaineer, Jaco Ottink as he attempts to climb Everest via the South Col. These updates are in the words of his wife Daan
The Fourth part of our series from Nepal, as we follow the adventures of Jaco Ottink our mountaineer on Everest, as we are kept up to date in the words of his wife Daan.
Part three in our series of emails from Daan, wife of our latest Everest mountaineer Jaco Ottink