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Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.

J Dunthorne | UK


6th Annual Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture

Thursday Jun 05, 2014 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

The Himalayan Trust UK presents: Vertical Journeys: From the Peak District to Everest and Antarctica

Leo Houlding


Leo HouldingFrom the Peak District's grit, via the footsteps of Mallory, to Ulvetanna's Antarctic summit, Leo Houlding is Britain’s modern face of adventure, and is among the top climbers in the world.

A specialist in free climbing and fearless base jumper, Leo takes the ultimate in extreme sports to the most extreme environments.  He is also a gifted and inspirational speaker, so this will be an exciting evening!

All proceeds from the Lecture will go towards the work of The Himalayan Trust UK.  A Trustee will give a brief, illustrated account of a recent journey to Taplejung, the remote and beautiful district below Kanchenjunga, to visit schools currently supported by the Trust.

TICKETS: £17.50*  START: 7.00pm (doors open @ 6.00pm)

* Also available by post(please send a cheque payable to 'Himalayan Trust UK' and enclose a stamped addressed envelope) to: Mary Lowe, Danewood, Upper Holloway, Matlock, DE4 5AW (UK).

Himalayan Trust


Adrian Hayes: K2 - 60 years of the ‘Savage Mountain’

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

British record-breaking polar explorer and adventurer Adrian Hayes recounts his 2013 attempt to summit the world's 2nd highest mountain: K2

Adrian Hayes

Adrian Hayes is a British, UAE and UK-based record breaking polar explorer and adventure, keynote speaker, business coach, author and campaigner.


Adrian has set two Guinness World Records for Polar Expeditions- reaching the Earth's 'three poles' (North Pole, South Pole and Mt Everest) in the shortest period of time in history, and for the longest unsupported Arctic expedition to date (vertical crossing of Greenland).

On the 60th anniversary of its first ascent, and days before leaving for his second attempt, Adrian discusses the draw of K2’s foreboding slopes.

In 2013 Adrian attempted to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain in Pakistan, but the expedition was aborted when an avalanche wiped out Camp 3 at 7,300 metres, killing two fellow climbers.


START:  7.00pm - doors and bar open @ 6:30pm
FINISH:  9.00pm


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