I daily hear folk moaning about the cost of fuel food and many other things . Yet there are no bombs dropping on our homes. The news abroad is awful with a full scale war going on in Ukraine. I have met many Russians and Ukrainians mainly climbers all over the World. They always seemed great folk, very hardy like us and and when you look at their history no wonder. I had many discussions in Tibet with the Russian and Ukrainian climbers and once you get their trust and respect they became good friends. They were all so glad the Cold War was over this was (2001) and we were United by a love of mountains. There was a tragedy on the mountain and I was asked by them to liaise with the American group who had saved one of their members high on the mountain. We all worked together that day I wish this would happen now.
It is tragic that in 2022 we still have wars started by politicians who will never have to fight. Sadly Britain is involved heavily with all the property bought by Oligarch’s in London and all over UK. Sadly many of our politicians turn a blind eye to what is going on and to me it’s based on greed and turning a blind eye.
These are my thoughts just now I find it difficult we live in a very strange world? Some Politicians lie all the time, rarely accept blame and many have no morale compass. I hope many look at what they helped happen but doubt it will effect them?
What an example to future generations we leave? I hope they learn from our mistakes and produce good people who become leaders and can in the future make this a better place to live in.
My thoughts are with those in Ukraine and to many of the Russians who have no choice and have to fight (many are conscripts) . My only hope that the Russian public will be allowed somehow to stop this tragedy and those behind it are brought to justice.
Not the usual blog today: but as always comments welcome.