Thinking of all those in Nepal.

As  the news get worse every day and the death toll mounts my thoughts are with the people of Nepal. It will be along time till we get the full story but the mountain areas are so remote that news and assistance will be slow to come. Please if you can you please give to help Nepal, there are many charities that will be working hard just now.

Hoping all my friends in Nepal are safe . Great people who looked after me and my friends on my visits sits to Nepal.

Hoping all my friends in Nepal are safe . Great people who looked after me and my friends on my visits sits to Nepal.

What can we say and my thoughts are to all those who are stuck in the mountains especially those above Everest Base Camp. These are great people who are so friendly and helpful I hope our government helps in every way we can.

Marsh  Marigold high in  - Cairngorms Photo Tom MacDonald

Marsh Marigold high in – Cairngorms Photo Tom MacDonald

I had a very quiet weekend and needed the break it has snowed on the hills locally and my fire is on. The news keeps updating with more casualties and the toll is at 3000 now and the scenes of places I love are tragic. Kathmandu is a great city with so many memories for me in past expeditions. It a incredible place and in 2001 I spent a week n Kathmandu igetting our gear ready for our trip to the North side of Everest. We had bought lots of kit from other expeditions  with our Sirdar we managed to get most of it fixed locally.

Repairing the tents in Kathmandu.

Repairing the tents in Kathmandu.

It was incredible to see the sewing machines arrive in the Hotel grounds and tents and gear made as good as new saving us lots of money. Rips were repaired in tents and groundsheets and Duvets and other gear made as good as new. It was all done so quickly and so professionally by the local people nothing was difficult for them whatever we asked.

 

 

The boys at ABC I pray they are all well.

The boys at ABC I pray they are all well.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist
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2 Responses to Thinking of all those in Nepal.

  1. gasdoc2857 says:

    Seems worse with every news bulletin you hear. Seeing from my Twitter feed that many countries are deploying assets to the area and it is a sobering thought that several colleagues with whom I spent a very enjoyable evening only a few days ago are now en route. Life is not only precious but very very fragile

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