A Party in Germany – February/March 2008

In early January 2008 I received a phone call from Edward, my sister Rachel’s husband, who proceeded to tell me about a conversation he and Rachel had been having: “what would we do if we won LOTTO?” Rachel had said that she would fly all her brothers over for her 50th birthday. No – they hadn’t won LOTTO, but would I come anyway? I thought “what a bloody good idea”, having not seen Rachel since they visited New Zealand in the mid-1990’s.

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A Stroll in Nepal – March/April 2007

In early 2007 long time friend Greg rang up and said “I’m turning 45 and I feel like a bit of an adventure” or words to that effect. After many months of reasonably hard physical training and lots of heavy pack walks we were in Nepal strolling 6,500 metres up Meru Peak.

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6,476m with Mt Everest in the background