Kala Patthar, Stroll at the Top of the World

Looking out across the desolate wasteland from Gorak Shep; the last village before Mount Everest base camp, my heart sank. My rapidly shrinking companions were already beginning the ascent of Kala Patthar (5,545m). Needing to answer the call of nature, I’d been delayed leaving and didn’t relish the prospect of playing catch-up at this altitude. It was 5.30am, there was …

Travel Art

“An adventure is possible in your own backyard if you have an adventurous spirit” Taking part in a great social media chat regarding adventure travel gave rise to a number of issues. To some this type of travel seems to be synonymous with high risk and adrenalin sports. The truth is it is a phrase coined to group a number …