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Return to Rock
From Makalu to the Peak District.
Adele getting back to grips on her way up The bog (6a) at Horshoe Quarry
Adele has now been back a week and after a couple of days of Kathmandu Tummy has now swapped big mountaineering boots for rock shoes. Yesterday Adele and Paul had the chance to take Kawel and ( from Kathmandu )out for his first climb.For any Jagged Globe client Kawel is a familiar face as he meets and greets all the teams at the airport.
It was evident that Kawel was going to be a natural and climbed all day at Froggat until even Paul and Adele said it was time for the pub.
Kawel on his second ever Rock route
After a wedding at the weekend ( Not hers) Adele is back to work next week with a visit to Royal Worcester Grammar School and some private rock climbing guiding at the weekend.
Unfortuanately Adele had to cancel theSPA and Mountain Leader Training course in June due to lack of numbers.
The Mountain Leader Training course from the 7th to 12th August ( Lake District ) is now taking bookings and is guaranteed to run. If you would like more information on this course or would like to discuss anything with Adele please do not hesitate to contact her on 07968983146 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Adele also has some mid week availability for private Rock climbing / Mountaineering guiding this June. So if you fancy a day(s) on the rock or in the mountains in the Lakes, Peak, Wales or even Scotland please contact her whilst the good weather is here.
Posted on 03 Jun 2011 by adele
Adele is now back home after her successful Makalu expedition. This is Adele's 4th 8000m peak and fith time to the top of an 8000m peak. After last year when Adele was seriously ill she is now confident that she can return to the dizzy heights of high altitude climbing. So where next?
In the mean time Adele has worked lined up from Private rock climbing guiding to corporate events and workshops. Adele is now back on her UK mobile and will be answering her own E-mails. Adele would like to thank Andrew Huddlestone for maintaining the website and answering E-mails in her absence.
Please feel free to contact Adele to discuss any bookings.
Adele would alao like to thank everyone for their e-mails and support during this climb.
More news and snippets from the Makalu expedition will be coming soon.
Posted on 28 May 2011 by adele
Makalu 2011 Update 19 Kathmandu
After over 35 days at Advanced Base Camp the Team set off back down the trail to lower Base Camp. After all the climbing on Makalu, it should have been easier, but with rock falls and rugged underfoot conditions it was a long 6 hours back down the glacial moraine to the valley.
It was good to sleep in the thick air of 4700 meters, and the next days gentle moraine and a real trail led alongside the glacial river. By three o'clock they were in the Yak pastures of Yangle Kharka and their Camp for the night.
The chopper was scheduled for 8:15am but at At 6am the classic sounds of the engine and blades brought the team from their tents the pilot landing down amongst the Camp to scrounge a coffee and to apologise for his early arrival.
Makalu rose over the right hand side of the aircraft, then Kangchenjunga framed the horizon, and finally past Everest having flown past 4 of the worlds 5 tallest mountain in the first hour of the day. For Adele it was a very different feeling from the Cas Evac flight of the previous year off Makalu and the defeat of some very personal demons.
By 10am they were in the Lukla coffee shop eating cakes and having lattes, before taking off again to start the long downward glide into the Kathmandu Valley.
By 1pm the team were back at the Summit Hotel, cold beers on order.
Adapted from Robert Anderson's Jagged Globe dispatch.
(Photo Robert Anderson)
Posted on 25 May 2011 by adele
Makalu 2011 Update 18 Packing Up
22nd May - Packing up and flying out.
Ron and Mark have gone to explore Yangle Kharka and to enjoy the Yak pastures below.The rest of The Team have just finished packing, after 35 plus days at 5700+ meters, there is no more resting and everyone is eager to see some green grass and breathe air that contains oxygen that sustains the body.
The Team has opted for a helicopter flight out, the thought of a week's walk up and down the hills of Nepal not being too appealing to anybody now.
With good weather the team should be in Kathmandu for a late lunch on 25th May toasting the expedition success.
Posted on 22 May 2011 by adele
Makalu 2011 Update 17 'Success'
Jagged Globe report that Adele, Robert, and James summited Makalu (8,463m) with 4 Sherpas on Tuesday 17 May at 11:25 local time. Jim left Camp 4 and reached 8,100m before descending. They had a 19 hour round trip to the summit and back to Camp 4. The team are now safely back in ABC.
The success of this trip will be especially sweet for Adele after the traumatic trip this time last year which left her seriously ill in hospital when she returned to the UK.
More to follow when Adele reports in.
Adele on the Summit of Makalu, her 5th time atop a 8000m+ summit.
Photo by Robert Anderson
Posted on 18 May 2011 by adele
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