Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Live Whisky Tasting

    May 11, 2012

    Whisky Tasting Live

    Last night, 7pm BST, the Walking With The Wounded Summit team and the Glenfiddich Pioneers participated in a world first … a LIVE whisky tasting from Everest base camp. The Team and the Pioneers were introduced by a London studio panel featuring presenter Monty Halls, WWTW Founders Ed Parker and Simon Daglish, Glenfiddich’s Jamie Milne …
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  • Glenfiddich Whisky Tasting LIVE from Everest Base Camp

    May 9, 2012

    InsideTheYurt

    See the live broadcast here. Following the decision to postpone this year’s Everest summit attempt, The Walking With the Wounded expedition team will be toasting their last day at Everest Base Camp by taking part in the world’s highest ever whisky tasting. The live broadcast will take place on Thursday 10th May at 19:00 (BST) …
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  • Prince Harry announces the postponement of the Everest 2012 expedition

    May 8, 2012

    HRH Prince Harry

    The news that the Walking With The Wounded Everest 2012 Expedition supported by Glenfiddich has been postponed for this season was broken by charity patron HRH Prince Harry. Speaking from Washington, having been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Atlantic Council, His Royal Highness said: “Last year, I struggled to keep up with the four …
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  • Breaking news from Martin Hewitt

    May 8, 2012

    Walking With The Wounded

    It is with great disappointment and respect for our expedition lead guide that I write the following blog. Since our return from climbing to the base of the Lhotse wall on Everest there have been a number of meetings with guides, lead sherpa, expedition managers and the ice field doctors. Whilst I’ve maintained a fairly …
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  • Breaking news from David Wiseman

    May 8, 2012

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    Please hear David Wiseman’s breaking news here. [Transcript to follow shortly]

  • A delay in proceedings

    May 4, 2012

    Martin:jaco

    Hi, hello everyone this is Jaco here, team member of the 2012 Everest expedition. The whole team is now safely back in Base Camp after making our descent at five o’clock this morning in quite risky conditions. It was -20° as we set off, with fresh snow fallen through the night covering the beaten track. …
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  • We now wait for the weather

    May 4, 2012

    Jaco & Martin

    I’ve just returned to Base Camp after one of the most scenic, emotional, frustrating and demanding weeks of my life. We departed for camp 3 (7300m) a week ago. Our route took us through the notorious Khumbu ice field at 01:00am. Why in the middle of the night? Because it is the coldest time of …
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  • David Wiseman reviews the challenging conditions

    May 4, 2012

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    Hi, it’s Wisey here from the 2012 Everest Summit team. We’re back down at Base Camp after spending 8 days up on the ‘hill’. We’re sent eight days at Camp 2, which is around about six and a half thousand metres, but we went up to the base of the Lhotse Ice Face as well, …
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