Specialist consultation about my eyesight and future Everest plans

My doctor had given me a referral to see the specialist Ophthalmologist at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and I attended this appointment on Thursday 27th June 2013. This appointment started with seeing a nurse in the eye clinic who measured the pressure of each of my eyes. The pressure was “normal” and pretty much in […]

Post Everest and eyesight update

Thursday 13th June 2013 – I’ve been back in the UK for almost two weeks now and I have travelled the length and breadth of the country. In total I have clocked up over 3,000 miles on the UK roads since returning. I am still playing catch-up on reading and responding to all of my […]

Finally home

Friday 7th June 2013 – It has been a long and very interesting expedition in which I pushed my body to the limit but didn’t push it too far so that I didn’t break it. I have finally reached home for the first time since March and it feels great to finally reach this ultimate […]

Back in Scotland via Manchester

Thursday 6th June 2013 – Twenty one years ago today I completed the first of my three life goals (ascending Ben Nevis before the age of 16) during a trip out with the Marr College Hillwalking Club that was led by my physics teacher Mr Adams. I remember that it was a gorgeous hot, sunny […]

On route home via Wales

Wednesday 5th June 2013 – I am still on route home from Everest but gradually getting further north and getting closer to home. I started the day in London town and made sure that my fiancee Sarah got on the tube in time to head to work before I left. I drove up the motorway […]

Keeping promises

Tuesday 4th June 2013 – There has been quite a bit of interest in my attempt to scale Mount Everest and I had received some questions from pupils at Landscove Primary School in Devon whilst I was out there. I had sent a response to their questions whilst at Doha airport during my return journey […]

On route home via Cornwall

Sunday 2nd June 2013 – it was a lovely sunny day in Devon and it was a shame to waste it by travelling so Sarah and I went out to the coast to enjoy it. We visited Bull Point lighthouse and Foreland Point lighthouse before we then nipped up two Marilyns (relative hills of Britain […]

On route home via Devon

Saturday 1st June 2013 – I am back in the UK and spending some long overdue quality time with my fiancee Sarah. We nipped to Devon yesterday in a hire car from Heathrow and made it to Ilfracombe for a nice Italian meal with some wine. Today we jumped onto the MS Oldenburg and cruised […]

Back in the UK

Friday 31st May 2013 – The long journey from Kathmandu to London via Doha commenced as planned late on the night of the 30th and passed without incident. I was unable to sleep on the flights but arrived back in the UK surprisingly untired. I was greeted at Heathrow by my fiancee Sarah who came […]