Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • Final Portes Du Soleil Blog

    February 29, 2012

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    After breakfast this morning, around half the team had to spend ten minutes or so huddled round a single roll of zinc oxide tape in order to put layers of tape over their feet.  After well over 100km distance and just above 10,000m climbed in just seven days of walking, it is not surprising that …
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  • Portes Du Soleil – The Final Day Of Training

    February 28, 2012

    The Everest Expedition Team

    The last day of training. The team today went for a walk up the slopes, for a change. The sun was out and the sky was clear for us. Matt, the local guide who took us around on the first day, chose to come with us again today. He immediately regretted this decision. What had …
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  • Portes Du Soleil – Day 5 by Dan Majid

    February 28, 2012

    Andy Hawkins takes an elegant rest

    Having read Jaco’s thoughts about the day’s ski-touring, let Dan Majid give you a different point of view. We started slightly later than usual due to picking up the skis and getting them on. The ski touring bindings needed a PHD to use! Even once we got them on and started moving, the boots were …
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  • Portes Du Soleil Training – Jaco

    February 28, 2012

    Today started with a difference…after collecting our ski touring kit first thing this morning, we started making our way up the slopes in a very different way. With some of the team members never been on a pair of skis before, the day was filled with amusement and fun. After four days of hard work, …
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  • Day 4 Portes Du Soleil Training – Francis

    February 24, 2012

    Day 4 in the WWTW alpine training session, and the boys awoke feeling fairly stiff after our climb yesterday. We headed over to Les Gets, a neighbouring resort to Morzine. It has slightly more gentle slopes and some stunning surrounding mountain panoramas. We began the familiar routine of ascending the piste on crampons/snow shoes whilst …
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  • Day 3 from Andy Hawkins

    February 24, 2012

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    After participating in several beers last night, several members of the team were feeling a little bit emotional this morning. However after a wonderful omelette breakfast we were good to go for Day 3 on the hills. Just for starters, we had an overall ascent of 1000m to achieve following the pistes. The route consisted …
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  • Portes Du Soleil Day 2 – By David Wiseman

    February 24, 2012

    There were a number of aching bodies that dragged themselves out of their beds this morning. The WWTW team covered 17km over hard terrain yesterday but after a good breakfast we loaded up and set off for another great day in the Alps. Once again the weather was kind to us. The skies were a …
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  • The Portes Du Soleil Training – Day 3

    February 24, 2012

    After an ankle stretching, knee twisting day yesterday, we decided it would be prudent to hire some snow shoes! This was a new experience for the vast majority of the team and it took a great deal of getting used to. We looked fairly comical with a foot and a half of plastic flapping around …
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  • Cumbria Training

    February 1, 2012

    Martin and Jaco lead the pack

    This week the WWTW Everest team continued their build up training in the Lake District. As we draw ever closer to our departure date the focus is now firmly on fitness and building up a muscle reserve. The team has been supported by Horlicks who provided the team with a new nutrition guide and muscle …
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