Posts Tagged: exploration

Capturing the learning from Nearly Wild Explorations …. It’s not only for those who can write!

In the same way exploring is much more than just reading, sharing exploration experiences can be done in so many more ways than just writing.

Interview about Nearly Wild Exploration

Here is short film of Steve being interviewed about Nearly Wild Exploration at the Landscapes for life conference in July.  In it Steve is asked to explain a little more about how he thinks we can reconnect with the natural world.

London National Park City

Today I find myself in London… When I first heard about it, I thought, what a lot of nonsense, a National Park City. …Really? However, since then when I have been in and around London I have been viewing it in a different way. Usually I when I come down for work I try to… Read more »

Nearly Wild…..A place for generalists…..

In a world that is constantly trying to ‘pigeon hole’ us, Nearly Wild aims to provide space for the generalists….. How many times have I been asked, are you a climber, kayaker, birdwatcher, environmentalist, artist, permaculturalist, poet, greenwood worker, mountaineer, camper, forester, …… NO!!…………….. I enjoy all of them. I just love exploring the natural… Read more »

Back in the green

Finally home. Suffering with a chest infection so on the antibiotics! But wow, isn’t Britain green. It’s so noticeable after being away. Yes we get a lot of rain, but hey, look at the growth we get as a result. Bring on the green….!

Sherpa fundraiser

My last night in Kathmandu for the trip, ended with attending the excellent fundraiser gig for those killed in the recent Everest disaster. Well done to all involved, a supreme effort.

Back in Kathmandu

Back in Kathmandu after plane delays and cancellations in Lukla which led to over 1.5 days of delay in our schedule and thats a lot less than many as we chartered a helicopter to come down. I have had limited internet lately so will post some updates over the next few days. The important thing… Read more »

Getting colder!!

Starting to move higher on the mountain now and the temperature in the evenings is lower. Funny really, out in this beautiful space and you find you spend more and more time hiding inside a tent keeping warm!

Ready to climb

Practicing rope work today. Off to base camp tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the mountain. Limited wifi, not surprisingly. Don’t expect photos folks. More wen I am down a bit lower!

Getting ready

We are now at the bottom of cho la pass. Already been quite high. Tomorrow we set off for bad camp. Very slow internet but amazing to hav it up here.

A gentle walk in local hills

After some time relaxing and catching up on e-mails and work in the morning is was off to the edge of Kathmandu for a walk in local hills. We climbed up to a monastery and enjoyed the views from the beautiful garden, the calm inside the monastery and a welcome cool lassi drink. Then we… Read more »

Kathmandu

Arrived in Kathmandu and we are enjoying having time for some quiet preparation. One day delay already, but it quite nice really as give a little time to catch up on sleep deprivation and settle in. Basically due to recent bad weather which has delayed flights in to Lukla and caused a backlog! So, its… Read more »

All the gear and no idea…..!

Well, our spare room seems to be filling up with my various bits of kit. Most dusted down from the past, but some brand spanking new. All very exciting. It is surprising how much kit I seem to need just to get up a hill! Anyway, those of you who have asked will be pleased to hear… Read more »