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Jamie McGuinness
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Project Himalaya - wild treks and expeditions
Project Himalaya - wild treks and expeditions

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Get inspired! Check out our latest Project Himalaya Newsletter, with our 2018 plan and also some curated photo galleries of previous treks. Enjoy! 

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Look, no mittens!
Me on the summit of Everest, 18 May 2006, 10 years ago, as climbing director of the Everest Peak Project. After 1.5 hours on the summit the descent turned into a rescue of one team member suffering from exhaustion, thanks especially to Namgyal and Dawa. Everest summit #2.
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Where would you rather be? Our India and Nepal treks have been updated to suit the people booked - and of course there is also a link to our latest inspiring photo gallery, check out the latest newsletter!

#ProjectHimalaya

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Ladakh trek inspiration!

Check out the crazy canyons and high passes of our Kanji Canyons trek, and Project Himalaya has a similar trek in the works.

#ProjectHimalaya #Indiatrek

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Nepal is still in the doldrums, however now might be a great time to trek select areas because of that...
And some inspiration, check out the Upper Dolpo photos!

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What a team, what a trek! We finished the new "Toughest trek in the world" and opened up a new section of the Nepal Great Himalaya Trail from Darchula to Simikot - thank you everyone and that includes the 10 crew and 24 porters...
Ttail details soonish.

#GHT #nepal #ProjectHimalaya
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Project Himalaya: the end of an era; and the start another - a newsletter with real news.

Interested in trekking in the Himalaya? Do sign up from our website...

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Snow leopard! Yes, caged in a Xining zoo, but an awesome sight all the same. I will go out searching for them in the wild sometime soon.

#ProjectHimalaya   #snowleopard  
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I just watched the Everest movie with mixed thoughts, having also climbed it and been a (small) part of history there. The overview shots of Everest and some of the the climbing are stunning and authentic, as was the dining tent and other sets; the lack of hoods far less so. Also inexplicably, some of the bearded characters merge into one, Scott Fischer was in real life a handsome, magnetic blond guy, and it wouldn't have hurt to differentiate him like that. I did love the authentic kiwi (New Zealand) accents and the couple of characters with breadth, especially Rob Hall however I am not a fan of the nostril hair close-up style of shooting although the rest of the tone and events were relatively, pleasingly restrained and not too unrealistic, other than a too wobbly helicopter.

Overall the film lacks depth of some characters and accuracy of some of the events (admittedly hard in 2.5 hours), but balanced by a realism style and the monster Everest. I guess that is Hollywood. I am a little worried that aspiring climbers might not see through all of that though.

For any of you further inspired to head to Everest here is a (free!) reality check below, and also check out my Everest thoughts
http://project-himalaya.com/8000m-everest-climbing-buildup-thoughts.html
and detailed north vs south discussion
http://project-himalaya.com/8000m-everest-north-or-south-side-discussion.html

#Everest  
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