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1 hour ago, Juniper said:

All looks to be currently going to shit up on that there Everest. Not sure if this is for here or the Covid-19 thread to be honest.


Nepal & China authorities are adamant that there’s no Covid-19 issues following measures being taken, where as every climber on social media has been pretty damning of how bad it actually is at both Base Camps & above.


One expedition yesterday abandoned the place entirely due to the risks and ever rising amount of people infected with Covid.

 

Two dead climbers as of recent days but most likely due to high altitude health issues as opposed to Covid-19.  A body is currently on the approach to the Hilary Step (or what remains of the Hilary step) following a death in recent days.

 

This post is pretty damming. 

 

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Fucking hell - there is as well!

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On 06/06/2021 at 18:21, Mook said:

Sunrise from the summit of Mount Everest...

 

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Some trivia

George Everest was a surveyor and the mountain was named after him but he never saw it.

We say Mt Ever-est

His name was pronounced Eve-rest

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A mate & me are going to do Ben Lawers (just shy of 4,000ft) in September, I've always wanted to do this one so very excited about it. There's another munro (Beinn Ghlas) on the way up so if we do manage it, that'll be three munros down for me.

 

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On 06/06/2021 at 12:21, Mook said:

Sunrise from the summit of Mount Everest...

 

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Jut shows you how high it is being able to see the pyramids from it. Unreal mate. Did you take that or stickman? 

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In Cape Town a few years back, kind of by mistake, we booked a hotel without really thinking about it, or looking a pic etc as we just needed a bed for 36 hrs and it just had availibity at short notice...

 

That's table mountain in the background.

 

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That cricket ground below is Newlands and there was an international test on at the time.

 

Spent a whole day there drinking beer and watching cricket, with the commentry on the radio.

 

Cost about £80 a night!

 

Wonderful stuff.

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1 minute ago, Bjornebye said:

Jut shows you how high it is being able to see the pyramids from it. Unreal mate. Did you take that or stickman? 

I took it using a drone I was using at Hugh Hefner's gaff one morning.

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6 minutes ago, Mook said:

I took it using a drone I was using at Hugh Hefner's gaff one morning.

While he was..... oh my god mate whats the matter with you? Did he bag up? 

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Can't wait for this COVID shite to be over when there isn't the massive influx of tourists so I can get back to my favourite "lake" that's just down the road.

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

While he was..... oh my god mate whats the matter with you? Did he bag up? 

He's dead you sick bastard.

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On 10/03/2021 at 09:53, Bob Spunkmouse said:

I’ve just booked a b&b for my missus’s 40th birthday in august in Fort William with the intent of going up Ben Nevis cause it’s something she’s talked about for ages.

 

Other than what I consider hills but might technically be mountains in the Lakes and Dales, I’ve only ever ‘climbed’ one mountain - Tryfan in Snowdonia - which was mostly a scramble, although it was icy and snowy at the top in February.

 

is it realistic to think I can get up Ben Nevis on a summer jaunt or do i need to put some practice legs in on smaller mountains first to get myself ready?

Well, that was bloody hard work but what a great day.

 

went up the mountain track. We’ve been here since Friday and clouds have been dead low every day (making for great views from the ground, but crap ones up the mountains by all accounts) but today (my gfs birthday) has been beautiful.

 

was still cloudy at the top, so views from the summit ranged between limited and nil, but once under the highest clouds the views both up and down we’re incredible.

 

 

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Those pics yesterday were from my phone but I took my camera up and took a few shots at the top and on my way back down, and did a bit of editing this morning.

 

these 3 are my favourites.

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On 25/07/2021 at 20:00, Mook said:

A mate & me are going to do Ben Lawers (just shy of 4,000ft) in September, I've always wanted to do this one so very excited about it. There's another munro (Beinn Ghlas) on the way up so if we do manage it, that'll be three munros down for me.

 

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Conquered 

 

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Avid followers of me on FaceAids will

already have seen these so I make no apologies for that. 
 

Ben Lomond yesterday was forecast to be windy but easing through the day and possible cloud base of 900m, thankfully the cloud was much higher and we got fantastic views all day long. 
 

Had the mountain top all to ourselves and I asked Mrs TheBitch the question. 

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1 hour ago, TheBitch said:

Avid followers of me on FaceAids will

already have seen these so I make no apologies for that. 
 

Ben Lomond yesterday was forecast to be windy but easing through the day and possible cloud base of 900m, thankfully the cloud was much higher and we got fantastic views all day long. 
 

Had the mountain top all to ourselves and I asked Mrs TheBitch the question. 

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Congratulations mate, beautiful place to pop the question.

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2 hours ago, TheBitch said:

Avid followers of me on FaceAids will

already have seen these so I make no apologies for that. 
 

Ben Lomond yesterday was forecast to be windy but easing through the day and possible cloud base of 900m, thankfully the cloud was much higher and we got fantastic views all day long. 
 

Had the mountain top all to ourselves and I asked Mrs TheBitch the question. 

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Congrats, you handsome bastard.

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Congratulations mate, great to see life's back on track since you played Jason Orange in Take That 

 

You've bagged a stunner there and all, well done.  

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