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    Mount Pumori remains one of the deadliest mountains, predominantly due to the avalanche risks in the same area where we had our incident.

    In , five young Spanish climbers were killed just above the site of our incident, and by , climbers had summited the mountain with 42 deaths, 13 of those after summiting—statistics that are far worse than those on Mount Everest. John encouraged me to attend the selection weekend and at the same time, unbeknownst to me, spoke to Steve about my inclusion.

    The training for this trip was different. The members were already highly experienced with Alpine and Himalayan routes to their names, and the training focus was never on pushing limits. A great atmosphere was created, and meets focussed on the team, getting to know each other, and making sure we would get on when the chips were down.

    This mindset was developed by Steve, who was a fabulous character, and I could see why he was the man for the job.

    When I first met him, I did not know what to expect but probably had an image of a towering physical specimen who was going to drag us to the top of this mighty peak. Quite the opposite transpired as the centimetre 5 ft , rosy-cheeked, slightly overweight bloke from Mansfield appeared.

    His intention was to organise, direct, and inspire the team to achieve something special, and with his sense of humour and down-to-earth style he soon had the team hanging on every word.

    In the interim, in I became part of a huge expedition to take army personnel to the Himalayas to climb the 18 so-called trekking peaks. The name gave no clue to the difficulty; I was signed up for the technically hardest peak, set in the Everest region—Kusum Kanguru, just over 6, metres 20, ft. The leader of my team was Dave Wilson and I took on the role of climbing leader. The expedition was brilliant, and sadly we were denied the summit by atrocious snow conditions that sent a wave of extreme storms across the Himalayas, killing a number of people and stranding others in base camps and villages.

    The experience on Kusum Kanguru added to my all-round confidence for Kanchenjunga, although I was quite nervous but also immensely excited about this expedition. For the first few weeks of the expedition I felt strong, reaching Camp 1 quickly, carrying loads and with plenty of strength to spare.

    With my three climbing team partners, we then worked up to Camp 2 at 6, metres 22, ft , where we stayed for a couple of nights acclimatising and did a short carry before returning to Base Camp. Back at Base Camp we needed a rest, but in the night I woke with a crippling headache. I have never had anything like it in my life. When I got up it became clear there was something wrong with my eye, and as I looked down the valley I could only see a distorted image.

    Using an ophthalmoscope, the doctor soon discovered that I had a severe retinal haemorrhage. He made it clear that going back up the mountain carried a risk of it getting worse.

    This was incredibly upsetting; my chances of achieving much beyond what I already had were over. However, I did not want to damage my eyes, so I took the commonsense decision and withdrew from the climbing teams. There was still a lot to keep me occupied as I assisted Steve at Base Camp and kept involved with progress.

    Back home the doctors confirmed a double retinal haemorrhage on my macula, so I was content with my decision. The climbing teams went on to set up higher camps and eventually, after an unbelievable effort, John, Ady Cole, a Royal Marine climber, and two of our Sherpas reached the 8,metre 28, ft summit. At Base Camp I stood next to our leader, Steve, as the climbers spoke from the summit, and it was an incredibly proud moment I will never forget.

    I was captured by the whole experience and inspired by the people around me. One big lesson was learned here as Ady pulled off an incredible achievement. The seed was planted, and after Kanchenjunga I decided I wanted to organise and lead a big expedition myself. My childhood best mate Leigh set up the trip. I was the climbing leader and the experienced member of the team making the decisions on the ground.

    This experience was outstanding and proved to me that I both enjoyed the planning and preparation elements but also took huge satisfaction from introducing novices to life-changing mountain experiences. My confidence was growing to commit to my own big challenge; all I needed to do was decide on what, where, and when.

    This was enough to send me into action. Overnight I finalised my thoughts of the idea that had been brewing since and, approaching my boss, I announced that I intended to organise an Army Mountaineering Association trip to scale Mount Everest.

    Getting John Doyle involved was key, and with our combined qualities I felt confident we could gain both support and interest. Gaining support from my best mate Leigh further bolstered the plan. Leigh was a trusted friend, and during the trip to Chulu West he had proved to be a great expedition team member.

    I realised, however, that there would need to be more in this project to encourage sponsors, and we wanted it to be something that was both groundbreaking and historical. I pushed for the inclusion of some less experienced mountaineers and the involvement of both youngsters and women in the project.

    This decision was one of the best I made. It gained us unrivalled support from all areas and made for a fabulous project that would cover all angles and involve a junior and development team in addition to the main team on Everest itself. So long as the team members were kept safe, their experience was going to be unrivalled during their young lives.

    I wanted them to experience the wonders of Nepal and the Himalayas and give them a flavour of expedition mountaineering and trekking. I saw the development team as the next generation of high-altitude mountaineers and leaders who could take the place of the experienced climbers in the future. Their main aims would be to have an expedition experience, learn the intricacies of planning, and gain some extreme altitude experience by standing on top of a 7,metre 22, ft peak, giving them the confidence to go further in future expeditions.

    Six months after the idea had begun, I gained the full support of the Army Mountaineering Association, which was awesome and boosted my confidence hugely. I was keen to quickly recruit real help and gained confirmation that John could fill the role of climbing leader whilst my Kusum Kanguru partner, Dave, was recruited into the deputy leader position. The leadership team—along with Leigh, whom I had asked to head up the sponsorship and finances—now had to become salespeople, getting everyone to share our vision.

    In I was already due to be part of the Joint Services Makalu expedition that was attempting the hugely committing Southeast Ridge, which had seen little action, and almost untrodden ground beckoned our team.

    Colin and I worked well together, and in this important decision-making role I took advantage of viewing the big picture, in addition to being involved in front-end climbing. The experience was invaluable, and although we had to turn back at 7, metres 23, ft due to running out of time after prolonged extreme bad weather, I still gained much from the expedition. My confidence was boosted because I felt comfortable at our highest point, and my excitement for Everest was now unstoppable.

    The biggest disappointment was that I believe we could have completed the route; a French team who joined us did so only days after we left. We were going as strongly as they were and had we been able to stay a little longer, I think the summit would have been within our grasp.

    The French climbers were great and they paid a compliment to us in their national climbing magazine, stating that they could not have achieved it without us. The application for the Everest team involved a CV of background experience in key areas of winter and alpine climbing, as well as expedition and high-altitude experience.

    I vetted every single application form, of which we received around , and split people into those who were appropriate for interviews for either the main or development team. By this stage I had gained permission for the development team to be headed by its own leadership team of trusted and experienced expedition leaders, and although I maintained overall control, I needed to focus now on the main team selection.

    We held two selection weekends to give everyone the best opportunity to attend and gave a minute interview to everyone who had applied. I had a strong feeling about how I wanted to run the selection weekends, having been on both sides of the fence in the past.

    A friendly and relaxed atmosphere was essential to uncovering the real person, and from the outset I tried to be down to earth with everyone involved. For the process to be enjoyable, it could not be too intimidating and our questions had to address what we wanted to know about each person. The panel were carefully compiled and included myself and Dave as the leadership team, along with three highly experienced climbers from past Everest expeditions.

    The other panel members focussed on the question of commitment, not only of the interviewees but also of their family and bosses since this was going to be a 3. No one was going to get released from daily work, so weekends, evenings, and leave periods would be the time commitment to consider, and over such a long time, this could put strain on families and relationships.

    At the end of the second selection weekend, we found ourselves with around 38 names, twice that of the team we planned to take with us, but ideal for the squad since we expected some drop out. Each meet was enjoyable but at the same time challenged and tested people, uncovering their strengths and weaknesses and allowing me to determine their roles for the mountain.

    We tried to approach things differently to other expeditions I had been part of, and a professional standard was set on all training. This style of preparation was boosted even further when we began working with Leeds Metropolitan University, which not only offered us a degree of financial support but also became our closest expedition partner.

    Bringing expertise in nutrition, physiology, and psychology, the university took our training to new levels and became heavily committed to supporting us to reach our goal, as well as carrying out some valuable research into new areas for themselves.

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    The partnership The North Face of Everest at sunset. Dave Bunting at Camp 1 at 5, metres 19, ft on Everest. In addition, we planned weekends with families and social events, ensuring a well-bonded and fully committed team. It was during this phase that I started to get to know people well and identify my lieutenants whom I could rely upon to help maintain direction, offer advice, and steer the ship in the right direction.

    This built a better bond with me and made those people feel a big part of the decision-making process. I also canvassed thoughts of all team members to see whom they enjoyed working with. When the time came to select my team, the decisions were not easy. By this time everyone had become incredibly passionate about the expedition and wanted to be included, so the announcement of the team was going to be emotional. With the selection behind me and the highperforming team on the start line, a series of training and planning meets filled and early , along with numerous media opportunities supported by the army, which had come to recognise that the expedition was something quite special.

    We could not have been given more support, and though all team members continued their full-time jobs, the encouragement for our expedition was outstanding and came from all levels of the army, including the very top. We departed on the expedition in March and I began the most amazing journey of my life, leading this superb and highly trained team on a dream route on the highest mountain on earth.

    The journey from Derbyshire to Everest had taken 18 busy years from that first experience on the Pennine Way. The long learning period suited me, allowing my methodical nature to gain the required knowledge, skills, and confidence to undertake such a big challenge. I felt fully prepared with a quality team around me, and we had placed a large emphasis on picking the right group of people to face this ultimate goal.

    We were unable to make the summit of the mountain and had to retreat with dignity after the avalanche danger at 8, metres 26, ft became so overwhelming that I refused to allow any of the team members to venture back into the Hornbein Couloir area where the worst danger lay.

    However, I do not look back at this experience as a failure but as a great success. If I were to write down the positives gained from this expedition, the list would be as high as the mountain itself, whereas the negatives would have only one item on the list. For me, it is the quality of the journey that counts on every single expedition and the return of each and every team member in good health to enjoy the memories and be able to share the experiences with others.

    My expedition experiences, particularly my 10 trips to the Himalayas, have created the core of my development in life and I would not change the outcome of any of them.

    Each was a huge learning experience for the next exciting venture, whether we stood on the summit or not. Key Ideas Take every opportunity. Too many people try to run before they can walk, and this will lead to being easily put off or to accidents.

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