Everest is not the highest mountain in the world I was informed yesterday!
The highest mountain lies under the sea I was told several times during my chat to Stoke Row primary school by a learned 6 year old !
Never mind my granddaughter enjoyed the chat a we had some fun. The kids were great and I enjoyed my time with them .
It was great to see the kids and their enthusiasm and I was asked lots of questions ! The school is teaching the kids about exploring and I was asked to have a chat with them! We spoke about my trip in 2001 and how I started mountaineering.
I told them that the Sherpas are a great bunch of incredible people and who make any expedition a success with their efforts and support! There was a bit of heckling “Frozen songs ” and potty training all good experience for the world tour!
In all it was a lovely afternoon and hopefully the kids will as many said get out and explore the wild places. Many have already told me of their adventures whether in a garden or local forest or in the river or sea.
The North col on Everest the Tibetan side a wild place .
The kids were amazed we spent 3 months in tents! We also had our secret weapon our shed that made life so much more bearable!
At the end I explained about OutfitMoray in Scotland where cry young people get a chance to explore in the water, the forests and the seas and how they should do if they get a chance ?
In the end a great finish to my visit dow South and the grand kids . It will be s long trip home but the wee chat was a highlight for me and I hope the kids enjoyed it!