It was great to see quite a few of my climbing friends at the Alpine Club in London yesterday. This was my first ever lecture about climbing, I hope everyone enjoyed listening…
On Tuesday, the 28th February 2017 I’m giving a lecture about my last expedition to Cordillera Blanca, Peru. I’ll be talking about mountains, weather and retreating glaciers. It starts at 19.30 and everyone will be welcome!
Derek Buckle’s article about our 2016 expedition to the Cordillera Blanca.
An article about our 2015 expedition to the Cordillera Real appeared in American Alpine Journal!
John da Silva’s lecture about our 2015 expedition to the Cordillera Real, Bolivia.
London – Gatwick Airport, 30th May 2015
I’m on board of the Airbus A340 which is ready to take off. Yesterday, I took a one-month unpaid leave from my boring job. In order to cover the cost of my participation in the Alpine Club’s expedition to Cordillera Real, I loaded my credit card with over two thousand pound debt. Apart from this, I recently split up with a girl I had been dating for the last few months. To be fair, this had nothing to do with this expedition. I knew she wasn’t interested in me anyway and I just had a good excuse to finish it. At least once I can say that it was me who broke up, no other way round. So now I’m sitting on this plane thinking to myself “what the f*** am I doing here”.
My article for the November 2015 issue of the Alpine Club’s Newsletter.