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Category: Mount Everest


THE EXPEDITION – ALL CHANGE  After a few days acclimatising at Base Camp(BC) at 5200m and following a practice with oxygen tanks, regulator and mask we moved up to Advanced Base Camp(ABC) at 6300m via an overnight stop at intermediate camp.  The route took us along the East Rongbuk Glacier… ...more

The Expedition Has Begun

Saturday 28th March Kelsey Plant Hire's Andy Clark flew out of Heathrow with Air India bound for Delhi with an onward flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Many hours later he arrived at his hotel and after one night in relative luxury Andy set off with the group for Syabrubensi.  After a… ...more

Expedition Build-up

At the time of writing this there were just 20 days to go before departure for the big 10 week expedition. The 8000m+ gear arrived in the office on Thursday and has made it feel very real suddenly. This weekend, with a last training weekend in the Scottish mountains, it… ...more

Everest Summit 2015

[caption id="attachment_1554" align="alignleft" width="300"] Everest 8848m[/caption] Countdown to 28th March 2015. Well, time has flown by and Andy Clark of Kelsey Plant's admin department has spent the last year training hard for his summit attempt. He is no stranger to mountaineering and is under no illusion about the seriousness of… ...more

Everest 8848m Summit Bid 2015

Countdown - 353 Days To Go  Kelsey Plant Hire director, Nadine Clark, has started training with mountain climber husband, Andy. He leaves for Tibet in 353 days to attempt the summit of the highest mountain in the world. Among many others, Andy has previously climbed the Matterhorn, the Eiger, Mont… ...more