Friday, April 27, 2012

More News. Yak Attack 2013.

Great News!

Today I have received confirmation from Extreme World Challenges that my application for entry in to next years Yak Attack has been successful! And I have already paid the deposit just to make sure.

Another "Showdown in The Annapurna's" for me then! :)

Along with trekking The Expedition Route to Mount Everest Base Camp and attempting The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon this completes my Himalaya Quest 2013 itinerary.

I will be seeking corporate partners so if anyone wishes to support me in any way please get in touch.

Don't forget you can follow me on Twitter here @HimalayaQuest
Wilco and his organisation can be followed here @AutismeSportief

And on Facebook here: Chase The Rainbow - Himalaya Quest

Thank you for looking :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New page added. Images from our Everest Trek.

Mount Everest Base Camp. A lifelong ambition achieved.

I have now uploaded a selection of images from our epic trek along the Expedition Route from Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Click on the link below or use the button at the top of the page.

Hopefully you will enjoy them and be inspired to visit Nepal and enjoy it as much as we did.

Bon Voyage!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Announcement! Himalaya Quest 2013!!!

The view of Mount Everest and Lhotse from Tengboche one evening.
For some crazy reason my good friend, and fellow "Himalaya Quest'er", Wilco Voulon has invited me along to Nepal once again.  We will be guiding a large party of athletes and repeating our epic trek along the Expedition Route, from Jiri to Mount Everest Base Camp, and then foolishly taking part in The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon! back to Namche Bazar. (May 2013).

 I think I can manage another month in beautiful Nepal!

Wilco has had a website created specially for this event and anyone wishing to come along can view the details from this link (you will need to use Google Translate if you don't speak Dutch!).

Once again we will be highlighting the Autisme Sportief Foundation and the wonderful work they do helping to build confidence in children and young adults via the medium of sport.

You can follow us on twitter using these links:

Or on Facebook here: Chase The Rainbow

Look out for more news coming soon!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New page added for The 2012 Torq Yak Attack images.

This is why you ride one of the toughest races in the world! Amazing.

I've finally managed to get the images uploaded after a few technical glitches!
I hope you enjoy them. The landscape was amazing. My thanks to NepalSutra, Jeremy & Carena Dean and Sonya Looney for some of the images.
Click on the link below or use the dedicated button at the top of the screen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Normal service resumed!

Hi everyone.
Firstly a quick apology, since returning from Nepal I've had problems with my internet connection, sorry about that. This has now been resolved and I should be able to upload new blogs about our trekking trip to Mount Everest Base Camp and my successful completion of the Yak Attack mountain bike race over the next week or so; time permitting. 
I'll also be uploading a lot of images from both events; some of the things we experienced were truly amazing and hopefully you will be able to get a flavour of it from our photographs :)
I have also secured the domain name and we might move to a full website at some point soon if we can; at the moment it is just linked to the blog.
I am hoping to have some BIG news to announce towards the end of the month about a potential adventure or two for next year as well; watch this space! 
I'm also considering entering another one of the worlds toughest mountain bike races, La Ruta de Los Conquistadors held in Costa Rica in November but that really does depend on my being able to finance the trip and work out how to get enough time off work. Still a pipe dream at the minute.
In the mean time I have a reunion planned with Wilco in Holland in the middle of June and we will be attending The Fusion of Dance rave in his home town of Zwolle. I'm looking forward to that!
Thanks to everyone for their support and please keep on looking.
See you soon :)