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Fun at Froggatt ( Expedition Training)Expedition Skills.....
The brief for today was ropework skills for expeditions.
Not wanting to tie knots all day, Adele, John, Emma and Paul started their day with some climbs at Froggatt.
After a climb where tying in is an essential part of the training John continued to practice his Jumaring and Abseiling skills whilst Emma and Paul continued their climbing.
During the morning the team were joined by more eager climbers from Scunthorpe who were being supervised by our well known climber Martin. It was soon evident that the star of the crag was going to be Daniel who breezed his way up climb after climb!
Saturated with knowledge and grazes from the grit it was time for a roast Dinner and pint at the Grouse. An excellent way to finish a fun sociable day.
Proud Dad and Son at the top of Froggatt.
Posted on 31 Jul 2011 by adele
Back in Leh
The team are now back in Leh after two days trekking out. Crossing the Lasermo pass 5400m was perfect but we were all relieved to reach the campsite where we celebrated by singing around the fire. A stunning day with fantastic views.
Tommorow we leave very early to go to Agra where we will visit the Taj Mahal.at sunrise.
Posted on 24 Jul 2011 by adele
Ladakh 4 Summit sucess!
This dispatch just received from Adele in Ladakh:
Yesterday morning at 8.54am Adele five sherpas and all the team members from RGSW stood (or sat ) on the summit of Samgyal 5850m. Adele was in her element as the climb proved to be a little more involved than expected.
Adele and Mingma fixed a rope over a huge crevasse which allowed access to the upper final mixed ice and rocky slopes and small summit. Extensive views of more mountains and the odd glimpse of the Karakorum range through the clouds added atmosphere to what was a fantastic day and a great achievement for al the pupils and Robert Gibson the teacher from RGSW. Well done to everyone and thanks to all the Sherpas.
Adele and Ted on the Summit
On the up!
And the down!
Adele apologises for the lack of news recently but there have been difficulties with the e-mail.
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by adele
Here is the latest update from Adele
Today the RGSW team set padddle down the Indus river. The scenery was magnificent and the 28kmn journey action packed with rapids, swimming and waterfights.
Tommorow we are off to the mountains and will hopefully report our
adventures by satellite phone.
Posted on 09 Jul 2011 by adele
Adele has sent this update from the Ladakh expedition:
Picture below: The views from the Japanese Shanti Puja.
Leh is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains with the view dominated by Stok Kangri. today we spent acclimatising and visiting monastries and a donkey sanctuary. The team are in very good spirits and looking forward to their rafting trip down the indus tommorow. I am not sure that I am! After this we are off to the mountains in the Nubra Valley.
Posted on 07 Jul 2011 by adele
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