A personal account by expedition team member David Watkins
David joined my expedition team in 2014 as I led my 11th expedition into the Kumbu region of Nepal. With a small team of 5 we trekked in and successfully climbed Island Peak 6189m. David Watkins has written this great piece about his experiences in Nepal in 2013 (when he took 12 kids from his school to Everest Basecamp!) and 2014 on Island Peak with me. In 2013 his team made links with an orphanage in Kathmandu, which we all visited again in 2014.
This is David just moments before standing on the summit! What a view!