Monday, 17 December 2012

Some Feedback from our Nepal Trip!

From Russell: I feel that it has changed who I am, as I am much more focused on goals and achievements. I will never forget what it was like being at Base Camp and the feel that it gave me. Do it without hesitation.

From David & Gavin: Expedition Wise were very supportive of individuals and the group.  My most vivid memory is the emotion we all shared in the success of reaching base camp and taking in the landscape around us, and the fulfilment of a boyhood dream to go and see Everest.

From Sally: Words cannot really describe what there is to add about Expedition Wise, the following text does not really begin to explain, but it will give you an idea .............. The personal input from the Expedition Wise team went above the call of duty. It is obviously a career of choice and a life they love, their passion and belief in what they do shines in their faces even when faced with a client like me!! Their enthusiasm is exuded with their every breath and it rubs off on you morning, noon and night, ensuring that if you have a moment when challenge ahead feels daunting, it just melts away and is replaced by confidence in yourself!! Their friendship and attention to our needs both personally and as a team ensured everyone felt cared for. Their leadership skills and support were second to none. They made everyone one of us feel valued as a team member and were genuinely interested in our goals for the challenge and helped us all every step of the way. Their experience of the Nepal and the mountain region along with their encouragement made the whole experience absolutely Amazing!!! Professional Experts in their field!!! Recommend - LIKE - Follow - Definitely book again!!!!! In fact - When can we go again???
The challenge - for me, I realise now that anything you want to do IS possible - Just DO IT!! Memories - 15 New Friends, I feel like I have a second home in Nepal I have ventured into the unknown and loved every minute The sounds, the smells, the colours, the sky, the mountains, pictures in my mind I see everytime I close my mind! A culture so different from our own, religions I have learnt about. The whole experience, MIND BLOWING AND LIFE CHANGING!!! Advice - Don't diliberate for long, just BOOK IT and GO!!!!!! Life is too short!

And from me: I wanted to thank you for making the trip so incredible for everyone.  It was by far the best organised and lead challenge I have been on and you put the others to shame, really great to work with you and on to the next ones!

The Year is Nearly Over...

And what a year it has been for us here at Expedition Wise, with trips far and wide across the world, from the Brecon Beacons to Mount Elbrus, Snowdonia to Iceland, by foot, by boat, by rail, by bike, by plane....

Saturday night saw the Staff celebrating the year end with drinks, food and the promise of a chilly mountain bike ride on Sunday!

Next year is looking great already, with bookings coming in for existing events and new exciting challenges such as Beat The Sun to look forward to. We facilitated the raising of over a half a million pounds (£530,000) for charity in 2012 and would love to double that in 2013.

Thanks for being with us and hope to see some of you next year. 

Have a fabulous holiday season and enjoy every precious moment!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Everest Base Camp and Back!

Recently a group of intrepid adventurers made the challenging and arduous ascent to Everest Base Camp. We are currently in the process of writing a blog that reflects the challenges and triumphs of this iconic climb, along with some photographs to give you a feel of what it is all about.

In the meantime, we share with you here a poem written by one of the group as they flew back to Heathrow:

   Safely back at Heathrow, here at Terminal Four,
   It’s where we began our trek, and lots lots more,

   We bonded together, as one great big group,
   Even looking forward to our teatime bowl of soup,

   Little steps we took, all the way up those hills,
   And depleted Brian’s supplies of most of his pills,

   Avoided the Yaks, and got covered in dust,
   We were all very determined, Shit or Bust!

   So this little poem is from the Cornish lot,
   To our guides Kate, Ian and Brian, it has really meant a lot,

   We can't thank you enough for all you have done,
   And hope you remember us, when we have all gone home.