Sunday 26 June 2011


A crazy few days finishing off work commitments, buying last minute things, gathering gear from several locations around the country all converging at a farewell meal at the Met in Manchester to say bye to our loved ones. It’s great to get together as a team (-Scott), swap tall stories about the training we have or haven’t been doing and begin the cutting banter which is always a key ingredient on our previous successful expeditions together. Good psyche, good banter and a good start to the expedition.

Massive amounts of time, money, organisation and planning have been put into this expedition and it’s finally come to the time to go and discover Pakistan and find out what climbing 8000m mountains are all about. We have had help from several people leading up to this point of which we are immensely grateful and would like to thank; our corporate sponsors, everyone who has donated to the DEC, Dream guides for the loan of sat phone and laptop, everyone who has given advice, and all our loved ones for being helpful, supportive and understanding.

The aims of the trip are of course for us all to get to the top of the mountain, but we all have the same belief that nothing is worth dying for, or even loosing a limb or finger, so with that in mind our main aim is to all come back safe and intact by looking out for each other. Having said that, I’m sure we are all keen to get to the summit first!

We will miss everyone and wish you all a great summer.

BP Ascent team.

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