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Heading off on a tangent!

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 10.44.10 pmFor the past 4 years I have been focused on achieving the 7 summits but in 2016 I’m heading of an a tangent.

This time I’m staying at seal level and taking part in a 14 person expedition to Heard Island, a Territory of Australian and one of the most remote areas in the world.

I’ve set up a new blog page to record my Heard Island Expedition (and some other new adventures that are in the planning stage as well).  Come over to the new page now and take a look – register, and follow the Heard Island Expedition as it heads south

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Successful

Fantastic news  – the revised Heard Island Expedition 2016 roster is out and I’ve made the cut so I’m heading south from Cape Town in March 2016.

The team is down to 14 in total from the original 35.   It’s going to be an intensive 3 weeks on Heard Island as each of us will have to make a much bigger contribution to maintaining daily operations.

FATE

IMG_1125Do you believe in fate – if you had asked me last week, no!, now?  well maybe.

Julie sent a group email out on Tuesday and from that we found out that Val who Julie is travelling with has taken a fall and now has two breaks in her ankle.

All fixed compliments of “The Surgery” in Kampala but her ankle is now encased in plaster. My favourite travel agent (Frances) tells me that the airlines won’t let Val board her return flights with a plaster cast so this morning I’ve been out to buy a “moon boot”.

Now enroute to Kampala with rescue supplies…