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Articles

  1. In search of Unclimbed Mountains & New Routes (that’s where I’ve gone)

    Where are you going Jon? Here we go – I find myself at the beging of another adventure, but somehow this one feels a little different. For the first time in my life I’m going into unexplored territory and I’m going climbing on my terms. Our aims – Unclimbed Peaks and First Ascents in Nepal. […]

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  2. India: Natures Wonderland – Answers to the FAQs everyone has been asking!

    BBC interview questions: What was it like to be a first time presenter in India? In two words: absolutely brilliant! For the most part I got to have a back seat and look in on the whole experience from the outside, watching how it all comes together – the camera man, the sound man and […]

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  3. How I got to present on BBC2 – India: Natures Wonderland

    I am normally found either up a mountain guiding expeditions around the world, or planning and packing for the next one. So how did I end up presenting on a BBC 2 series documentary? Working along side Freida Pinto and Liz Bonnin? And how and why did the BBC choose me? My surname is Gupta […]

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  4. Avon Gorge VS Challenge

    Climb all 5 x VS 4C** routes in the Gorge! (In a day) Inspired and encouraged by local Bristol climbing hero and all round nice guy Dave Talbot, I’m always a sucker for a challenge. The 5 routes in question span across the 5 main sections of cliffs in the gorge and present a superb […]

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  5. Nepal Earthquake – Tribute to 3 lost friends

    It’s not fair. Life’s not fair – A tribute to my three Nepali friends. Sitting in Delhi airport hundreds of miles away from the disaster unfolding in Nepal I’m devastated with each new update I receive. For the first time in 10 seasons I am not in Nepal, and I wish I was. Many good […]

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  6. Why are expeditions so special?

    As I sit here at the end of what must be my 40th expedition I am watching the team members share emotional words and good byes as if lifelong friends. Just 9 days ago they were complete strangers. This team have reminded me once again, and have clearly shown to each other, that there is […]

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  7. Spork Ambassador

    It is no secret that I HATE Sporks in a climbing/mountaineering capacity – (if you are 7 years olds and love your little spork then this is fine) – and I am regularly found up a big mountain ranting about how awful these things are!! It seems one of my team members has decided to […]

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  8. Home.

    Home. 19 hours ago I sat in Kilimanjaro International Airport at the end of my 8th successful expedition on Kilimanjaro about to begin the long journey home. I have now spent over 56 days of my life on this incredible mountain & for the first time really feel like I have began to understand Tanzania […]

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  9. How do you measure expeditions success?

    Expedition dates: November 2nd – 29th 2014 As this expedition to climb Ama Dablam, one of the worlds most beautiful mountains, draws to a close – I am left thinking about the success of the past 4 weeks. I chose not to push above Camp 3 and climb under the crumbling ice shelf called the […]

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